VikkiP Posted February 22 Report Share Posted February 22 (edited) Greetings. This is my first post here after a nice read of several posts. My parents were active IPS members and I inherited a bag of palm seeds including Tectiphiala ferox, Sabal maritiama, Arenga australasica, Actinorhytus calapparia, Dypsis lanceolata, and Coccothrinax argentta as well as some unlabeled seeds. I don't know how old these seeds are but they are certainly not "fresh". I want to try to start at least some of these seeds, knowing that I cannot grow them to maturity. I do, however, have a 35 year old Washingtonia that is essentially a bonsai growing here in Michigan, it's only 4 feet tall and summers outdoors/winters indoors. I also grow a few varieties of citrus and bananas indoors, as well as bougainvillea, plumeria, and heliconia, so to the extent that a palm-friendly indoor climate can be provided, I can host it. Can one tell whether a seed is too old to germinate before attempting germination? What can be done to promote germination after a long sleep? The T. ferox are so incredibly rare that I cannot in good conscience just toss them out without trying to grow them. While some of the others are less rare, they're all still thrilling to me. A photo of the T. ferox seeds attached below. Edited February 22 by VikkiP 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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