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Hemithrinax ekmaniana Germination


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Hello all, I just received a small amount of Hemithrinax ekmaniana seed and need some germination advice. Has anyone had any luck with this beauty? Thanks for the help. 
 

Philippe

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They germinate easily in perlite. Otherwise the usual requirements for germibation, moist substrate and warmth.

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2 minutes ago, Phoenikakias said:

They germinate easily in perlite. Otherwise the usual requirements for germibation, moist substrate and warmth.

Thank you

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I've found the best method to germinate these deep rooted tiny seeds is to use the 72 peat pellets jiffy greenhouse kits found at any big box store. Roots will be 3" long before you see any top growth from these remote germinaters. This is the easiest way to avoid any possible root damage. Here is a current picture of a batch I started about a year ago. They are only on their second blade of grass fronds,but completed the winter totally outside with temps down to 30F without any damage. Much hardier plants than you would think,originating from Cuba. :greenthumb:

 

aztropic

Mesa, Arizona 

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Mesa, Arizona

 

Temps between 29F and 115F each year

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Here's a link of my experience with the seeds from the start.

aztropic

Mesa, Arizona 

Mesa, Arizona

 

Temps between 29F and 115F each year

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1 hour ago, aztropic said:

Here's a link of my experience with the seeds from the start.

aztropic

Mesa, Arizona 

Thanks so much for the info! You did an amazing job. Do you happen to know a good source for seed? I was only able to acquire a couple of seeds and would love to start some more. Thanks again for the great info. 
 

Philippe

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Rarepalmseeds.com always has Hemithrinax seeds in stock. Occasionally,you also can see them advertised on ebay or in our own 'For Sale' section here on palmtalk. Not as rare as they used to be. Several growers in South Florida have plants available in sizes from 1 to 25 gallon pots.

 

aztropic

Mesa, Arizona 

Mesa, Arizona

 

Temps between 29F and 115F each year

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6 minutes ago, aztropic said:

Rarepalmseeds.com always has Hemithrinax seeds in stock. Occasionally,you also can see them advertised on ebay or in our own 'For Sale' section here on palmtalk. Not as rare as they used to be. Several growers in South Florida have plants available in sizes from 1 to 25 gallon pots.

 

aztropic

Mesa, Arizona 

Thank you. 
 

Philippe

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