There so many in my garden
By D Palm
ISO Dypsis Decipiens seeds/plant. Reside outside Jax, FL but travel all over state for work. Can meet. Also, if out of state will cover shipping cost.
October 2011, I had purchased this from a "Palm Talker". It seemed to take a couple of years before it was showing any growth. I liked the 24 deg. F low, no weapons, it could take the heat / low humidity I have to deal with. My current photo is more of a close up as it has a large P. Theophrasti dominating attention behind it. The "corn cob on a stick" looking seed pod presented itself last year, but I didn't see any pollen being offered to it. This year the seed pod was fully developed, but again, I wasn't seeing the pollen contribution. The last week of September, individual seeds would raise from the cob, then get released. The seeds collected look like Halloween Candy Corn and that fruit is easily removed. I had concerns that these would not germinate, but in the last 3 days.....4 of the 21 seeds sown have started The Circle of Life. 7 weeks to germinate in my converted ice chest, 40 watt drop light, lid raised 1" and it sees 80-85 deg. F 24/7 which I water each day due to evaporation.
By D. Morrowii
Question for the folks growing from seed. I have a bunch of seedlings in small containers outside on my porch and see forecasted lows of 59-61 deg F over the next couple nights. Highs will be in the Mid 70s during the day.
What is a relatively safe rule of thumb temp to drag these guys inside?
Without listing all the palm types they range from 9a to 10b
I pulled some of the purple seeds off my Burretiokentia hapala, cleaned them and dropped them in a zip lock baggy with some damp perlite and sphagnum moss. I'm using a little heat, wrapping the bag in foil and leaving it on top of my water heater). I'm curious what typical sprouting time is on this species if anyone has used this technique with this species.