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Cuba Seeds - August 2023- Copernicia cowellii - Hemithrinax rivularis


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Thanks for your support, here's another fresh batch from the pearl of the Antilles, Cuba... so near yet so foreign. My homeland, where my family is from... Oh, Cuba...

August 2023 CUBA RESTOCK

Copernicia cowellii  (10 pack) $30.00 - LIMITED QTY.

Hemithrinax rivularis (10 pack) $20.00 - LIMITED QTY.

 

U.S.A. orders only (Hawaii & Puerto Rico)... for now. 

Please order via private message (Zelle / CashApp $MameyDisco / PayPal as last option, phasing out.)

Or self checkout at my nursery website. --> https://tropicationplants.com/collections/arecaceae

These sales do not benefit the tyrannical communist regime.

Photo: Copernicia cowellii in Cuba.

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Cuban cowellii is a slow growing species to be sure,and one that actually seems to do better in the desert,than Florida, which is surprising. Soil may be the key. In habitat,the soil is a very red,iron and nickel rich serpentine combination. I gathered and grew seeds myself from a trip to Cuba in 2014, and have several different specimens planted around my yard in Arizona that are doing well. After 10 years of growth,plants are only what I would call 7 gallon size. :greenthumb:

 

aztropic

Mesa, Arizona 

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Mesa, Arizona

 

Temps between 29F and 115F each year

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2 hours ago, aztropic said:

Cuban cowellii is a slow growing species to be sure,and one that actually seems to do better in the desert,than Florida, which is surprising. Soil may be the key. In habitat,the soil is a very red,iron and nickel rich serpentine combination. I gathered and grew seeds myself from a trip to Cuba in 2014, and have several different specimens planted around my yard in Arizona that are doing well. After 10 years of growth,plants are only what I would call 7 gallon size. :greenthumb:

 

aztropic

Mesa, Arizona 

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Looking killer as usual scott! I got a couple others I’ve been growing for a couple years nothing like yours but gorgeous ! Cowellii in habitat should have flowered recently if I’m correct? 

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1 hour ago, JubaeaMan138 said:

 Cowellii in habitat should have flowered recently if I’m correct? 

Yes. Copernicia cowellii seeds ripen in May,in habitat. Very easy to sprout. Mine were sprouting in a plastic bag 3 days after taking the fruit off; just from their own humidity!

 

aztropic

Mesa, Arizona 

Mesa, Arizona

 

Temps between 29F and 115F each year

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1 hour ago, Reyes Vargas said:

Does anyone know how long Copernicia can be kept in storage and still be viable.

Not sure Man the fresher the better and get them to sprout asap . Like Scott said they sprout on their own just off their own seed power given right temps . Perfect time right now cowellii seed I ordered just got confirmation today I’ll have them by end of next week which give me ample time to get one leaf on them before late October 

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I am receiving my seeds of C. Cowellii shortly.  Any advice with regards to enhancing successful germination? What percent of seeds should I expect to germinate?

Thanks,

Dres

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I got them from the op since he lives close. I soaked in tap water and it took just 4 days for them to start popping. 

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6 hours ago, Fishmoose said:

I got them from the op since he lives close. I soaked in tap water and it took just 4 days for them to start popping. 

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Excellent ! Mine soaked all day yesterday and this morning went into baggies my thinking a few days and mine will pop As well . 

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Good news, just restocked after first batch selling out. Thanks for your support.

 

Contact for any interest in these species. Thank you.

 

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Hello again,

I want to tell you that my Copernicia cowellii seeds sent out radicles over the past few days. Thanks for the fresh seeds.

I also hope to tap into your well of knowledge of how Cuban palms grow in FL. In 2014 I was lucky enough to be invited on a week-long palm eco tour of Cuba from Holguin to Havana. I got to see Copernicia cowellii in habitat (as well as baileyana, gigas, fallaensis & rigida). It was one of the travel highlights of my life. I also visited one of the mogotes where Hemithrinax compacta grows. Our native botanical expert told us H compacta has never been successfully grown outside of habitat, including botanical gardens in FL. I don't remember whether we were able to visit H rivularis in habitat but I don't think so. Years earlier I bought 10 seeds from Rare Palm Seeds (var. savannah) and one germinated. I was able to keep it alive but lost it not long after Hurricane Irma in 2017. It was painfully slow growing. Does H rivularis grow in areas of serpentine soil like H compacta?

I am considering ordering 10 seeds of Hemithrinax rivularis and perhaps 10 more seeds of C cowellii if you still have them and will take PayPal.

thanks and regards

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14 minutes ago, PalmatierMeg said:

Hello again,

I want to tell you that my Copernicia cowellii seeds sent out radicles over the past few days. Thanks for the fresh seeds.

I also hope to tap into your well of knowledge of how Cuban palms grow in FL. In 2014 I was lucky enough to be invited on a week-long palm eco tour of Cuba from Holguin to Havana. I got to see Copernicia cowellii in habitat (as well as baileyana, gigas, fallaensis & rigida). It was one of the travel highlights of my life. I also visited one of the mogotes where Hemithrinax compacta grows. Our native botanical expert told us H compacta has never been successfully grown outside of habitat, including botanical gardens in FL. I don't remember whether we were able to visit H rivularis in habitat but I don't think so. Years earlier I bought 10 seeds from Rare Palm Seeds (var. savannah) and one germinated. I was able to keep it alive but lost it not long after Hurricane Irma in 2017. It was painfully slow growing. Does H rivularis grow in areas of serpentine soil like H compacta?

I am considering ordering 10 seeds of Hemithrinax rivularis and perhaps 10 more seeds of C cowellii if you still have them and will take PayPal.

thanks and regards

Im Considering more cowellii as well since I got such good germination . Checked out my baggie this morning seems almost all 40 Seed I got sprouted . 

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