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Livistona benthamii 'Golden' -- germination


meridannight

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Planted about a 100 L. benthamii 'Golden' seeds in the beginning of August, and the first ones have come up now. Very happy to see these little guys as I find the species extremely attractive, especially the Golden variant.

So far I have about 10% germinated and I'm starting to pot them up. I'm wondering -- how long can I keep these in community pots? I've heard Livistonas don't like transplanting, but I'm hoping they can tolerate it a bit better when they're young. 

Also, would love to see pictures of others' L. benthamii palms, if anyone's growing these right now.

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Species I'm growing from seed: Chrysalidocarpos leptocheilos, Licuala grandis, Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, Johannesteijsmannia altifrons, Bentinckia condapanna, Livistona benthamii.

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I got a few dozen goldens germinating now. Divide before their roots become intertwined with any others. I lost a bunch of normal green benthamii as i tubed them up in winter. Do it when its warm. I have 2 golden benthamii in the ground that endure near freezing each winter. one is becoming big, the other is slower but no problems. I have half a dozen green benthamii. They do well but are slower than in the tropics…obviously. 

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Thanks! I'll keep an eye on them, and won't let them get crowded in the pots. They'll be in an environment with temperatures ranging from 25-30C (77-86F) most of the time. 20C/68F-minimum during the winter. 

Species I'm growing from seed: Chrysalidocarpos leptocheilos, Licuala grandis, Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, Johannesteijsmannia altifrons, Bentinckia condapanna, Livistona benthamii.

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