I often buy bulk Jubaea chilensis seeds from this vendor and always have a pleasant buying experience. The seeds germinate reliably and at a 75-85% rate or better. Recommended, especially for Jubaea seeds. Bruce used to go by @botanical treasures on the forums.
We are here in Rome for a few days and just visited the Botanical garden today. In the palm garden they had some nice CIDP, very tall washingtonias, sabals, butias, livistonas, a queen, a brahea and some orher varieties but the most amazing was a massive jubaea chilensis.
Very impressive was also a nannorrhops ritchiana that seems to be very old.
By Jonathan Haycock
Not a palm I've seen advertised for sale much here in South Australia, so when I came across these 5 young Jubaea chilensis on Gumtree I jumped at the opportunity.
The private seller grew them from seed and claimed they were around 5 years old. In need of a re-pot, but very healthy.
$100 AUD (£55 GBP/€61 EURO/$73 USD) for the lot!!!
I believe some of them are hybrids (JxB F1) as does Nigel Kembrey.
What do you think?
I soaked them for 3 days (May 3-5) and placed in a 4:1 mixture of perlite and peat moss. 28 seeds split into 5 pots, 1 indoors (around 78F) and 4 outdoors (around 90F day - 75F night). Was expecting to wait 6 months to a year for germination. Surprisingly, the first to sprout was in the indoor pot! Since then I've moved all 5 into the garage (80's-90'sF) and I look forward to more action!
A quick question, when is a good time to transplant it into its own pot with more nutritious soil?
By Jonathan Haycock
Well it’s been just over 1 year since we emigrated from U.K. to Australia. I’m still like a kid in a candy store looking at all these palms around me. I doubt the novelty will ever wear off.
Thought I’d share with you some of the mature Jubaea chilensis I’ve spotted so far. If any of you know of more, please let me know.
This first one is located at Waite Arboretum.