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Chamaedorea radicalis

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WaianaeCrider

I was lucky enough to have been sent a number of Chamaedorea seeds of about 6 types from a member here.  This was back in July 2020.  I planted them in the following ways.  They get no special treatment, just placed in plastic pots for stabability and placed in my 60% shade house here on the west side of O`ahu.  Due to location they probably only get about 7 hours of sunlight a day.

1-some in coconut husk fibers in a peat pot n placed in zip lock bag

2-some in potting mix in a peat pot and placed zip lock bag

3-some in potting mix placed in a zip lock bag.

I check often and the other day I noticed GREEN in one bag.  Turns out the Chamaedorea radicalis seeds in plain old potting soil in a baggie sprouted first.  Today I transplanted them to 1 gallon pots.  I have 8 seedlings.  How many will survive?  LOL  There are probably 8 more seeds in the peat pots.

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Frond-friend42

Its about that time for mine as well. Aren't those pots a little big? I guess your buying some time and avoiding root shock but I was planning to go with smaller pots.

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WaianaeCrider
On 1/12/2021 at 11:31 AM, Frond-friend42 said:

Its about that time for mine as well. Aren't those pots a little big? I guess your buying some time and avoiding root shock but I was planning to go with smaller pots.

Yea, maybe.  LOL  Some are from the FB order and were just siting there empty.  I have lots of 1 gal pots, dozens and dozens so why not use them and as you said not make trouble when planting.  Will leave them there until ready to go in the ground.  Read these can take full sun so that's always a good thing here in my almost desert.  We had a wopping 21 inche of rain last year.

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Patrick

You'll be allright with those pots. Those plants will love the Oahu weather. Bullet proof even out here in freezing California. With your climate they will root into those pots fast.

In CA they take full sun, dry and inland. They may yellow a bit here but they can take it. Mine are in part sun so I can't say 100% about full. My buddy around the corner has microspadix in full CA sun and I'm surprised it looks as good as it does. If the micro can do it, the rads definitely can.

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Frond-friend42

As seedlings they can take full sun?

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Frond-friend42

Here are mine in modified Pal Meir mix (a bit of soil mixed in). The tiny single-straps  are P. borsigianums. A few days later they are still doing well 

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