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Chamadorea radicalis trying from seed!


mdsonofthesouth

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15 minutes ago, DoomsDave said:

I'd give each one a gallon pot when they get about 3 - 4 leaves. Once they start to go pinnate, maybe put them in fives, where they can stay for life. When you find out who the boys and girls are, maybe put two girls and a boy in a 10 - 15 gallon tub and let the fun begin!

 

Awesome thanks for the help! My older (lol) ones should be putting new leaves soon I hope as most have had 2 good leaves for a little while now. I have some 18in pots that I would love to try and see what happens when I put boys and girls together. Ill call it my menage trois pots lol.

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LOWS 16/17 12F, 17/18 3F, 18/19 7F, 19/20 20F

Palms growing in my garden: Trachycarpus Fortunei, Chamaerops Humilis, Chamaerops Humilis var. Cerifera, Rhapidophyllum Hystrix, Sabal Palmetto 

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Awesome thanks for the help! My older (lol) ones should be putting new leaves soon I hope as most have had 2 good leaves for a little while now. I have some 18in pots that I would love to try and see what happens when I put boys and girls together. Ill call it my swinger pots lol.

Maybe a clump, later into a bigger pot.

I think MD might be a bit cold but, who knows?

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2 minutes ago, DoomsDave said:

Maybe a clump, later into a bigger pot.

I think MD might be a bit cold but, who knows?

 

Right now we are dealing with a cold front and are at or just above freezing. I will be trying a few of these in the ground and in a more protected place. Im switching my garden around this spring and swapping the old setup to just yuccas and more cold hardy palms, and moving my trucking/zone pushing to the other side of the house for a MUCH better microclimate.

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LOWS 16/17 12F, 17/18 3F, 18/19 7F, 19/20 20F

Palms growing in my garden: Trachycarpus Fortunei, Chamaerops Humilis, Chamaerops Humilis var. Cerifera, Rhapidophyllum Hystrix, Sabal Palmetto 

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On 25.01.2018, 04:44:11, Fusca said:

Here are 3 of mine - I suspect that the one on the left is one of the "trunking" types and the one to the right is a "non-trunking" type since they emerged at the same time.  Too early to tell what the new one in the front is yet.  I've kept these outside and probably should keep it inside because they haven't moved much lately!

Jon

 

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@Fusca What is this substrate?

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3 hours ago, Ilovepalm said:

@Fusca What is this substrate?

It's a basic potting mix combined with some extra perlite for better drainage.  Lots of hardwood mulch on top to keep it moist longer.  :)

I since have added a fourth sprout but overall not a very good germination rate yet, but we are getting high spring temperatures now so that might change.  I didn't use any bottom heat since my heating pad is covered with other seeds!  

Jon

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Still growing but seemed to have slowed. Might do a folier spray on the larger with organic sea kelp. What do yall think?20180412_064627.thumb.jpg.2e2160a0fe69b8

LOWS 16/17 12F, 17/18 3F, 18/19 7F, 19/20 20F

Palms growing in my garden: Trachycarpus Fortunei, Chamaerops Humilis, Chamaerops Humilis var. Cerifera, Rhapidophyllum Hystrix, Sabal Palmetto 

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Oh guys, in case you didn't know, you can't tell if it is trunking or not by the length of the first stalk.

A friend of mine had a heap of radicalis under 2' for 12 yrs, then they all grew like a beanstalks.

Consequently he reckons that trunking or non trunking is just a matter of time.

Well son, I think that you will have a whole bunch of those suckers it doesn't matter what you do. :-)  

Cheers Steve

It is not dead, it is just senescence.

   

 

 

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As long as they are healthy doesnt matter which ones I get. 

LOWS 16/17 12F, 17/18 3F, 18/19 7F, 19/20 20F

Palms growing in my garden: Trachycarpus Fortunei, Chamaerops Humilis, Chamaerops Humilis var. Cerifera, Rhapidophyllum Hystrix, Sabal Palmetto 

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Not even 6 months from the time Dave sent me seeds and the first palm is putting off its second frond! Going to pot most of them up soon as others are starting their second as well.20180528_091923.thumb.jpg.165ddce5ab2c4c

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LOWS 16/17 12F, 17/18 3F, 18/19 7F, 19/20 20F

Palms growing in my garden: Trachycarpus Fortunei, Chamaerops Humilis, Chamaerops Humilis var. Cerifera, Rhapidophyllum Hystrix, Sabal Palmetto 

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@DoomsDave here is the palm I gave my grandma last week, she might take to her Florida home unless I convince her to plant it here in the DMV!

 

 

 

 

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LOWS 16/17 12F, 17/18 3F, 18/19 7F, 19/20 20F

Palms growing in my garden: Trachycarpus Fortunei, Chamaerops Humilis, Chamaerops Humilis var. Cerifera, Rhapidophyllum Hystrix, Sabal Palmetto 

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I doubt they will survive MD, but here are some of mine that took 16F last winter unprotected & are still seeding.

 

 

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As with all my palms it's an experiment to see what I can do. I wont be putting mine in the ground til 2020 or until they become more robust.

LOWS 16/17 12F, 17/18 3F, 18/19 7F, 19/20 20F

Palms growing in my garden: Trachycarpus Fortunei, Chamaerops Humilis, Chamaerops Humilis var. Cerifera, Rhapidophyllum Hystrix, Sabal Palmetto 

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On 8/26/2018 at 5:56 PM, Laaz said:

I doubt they will survive MD, but here are some of mine that took 16F last winter unprotected & are still seeding.

 

 

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for 16 they look great

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So I got some seeds from @DoomsDave a year ago. I didn't get anything in the baggie method, ended up pitching them in a pot with some dirt. Come this past fall I noticed a couple had sprouted and I actually initially thought they were some sabals that I had also pitched in a pot.  Well low and behold they are growing and looking really good. I need to get some more from Dave. What a great small palm!

 

 

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14 hours ago, RJ said:

So I got some seeds from @DoomsDave a year ago. I didn't get anything in the baggie method, ended up pitching them in a pot with some dirt. Come this past fall I noticed a couple had sprouted and I actually initially thought they were some sabals that I had also pitched in a pot.  Well low and behold they are growing and looking really good. I need to get some more from Dave. What a great small palm!

I've had the same experience with other Chamaedorea as well.  Had a bunch of Chamaedorea costaricana seeds.  Tried them in the germination station for 6 months and got nothing.  Tossed them in the bone pile, come out another 6 months later to a few weird looking shoots sticking out.  When I gently dug them out, I recognized the seeds right away.  Kept one for spring planting.  A year for germination, but worth the wait.

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USDA Zone 1990: 9a  2012: 9b  2023: 10a | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (Jan. 1985, Dec.1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a

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