royal palm seedlings

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philip kitts
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royal palm seedlings

Post by philip kitts » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:13 pm

I have two seedlings from a specimen on lapalma in the canaries in august2013. They both have their first strap leaf but im at a loss for cultivation info any help would be greatly recieved can they go out for the summer?


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Re: royal palm seedlings

Post by Nathan » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:07 pm

Inside they will require a bright & warm spot & appreciate a high level of humidity. Don't allow them to dry out completely, but don't over water either. They can go outside for the summer but keep them in a shady spot as they will scorch if placed directly into the sun. You may be able to acclimatise them to full sun but by the time you have done it it will be time to bring them back indoors again lol
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Re: royal palm seedlings

Post by philip kitts » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:47 am

Thanks for the info nathan I also collected some dypsis seeds ,can a species be identified by its strap leaf?


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Re: royal palm seedlings

Post by Nathan » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:11 pm

Not really, many palms all look the same at the strap leaved seedling stage, especially if they are of the same genus...
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Re: royal palm seedlings

Post by GREVILLE » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:52 pm

Well done with those, Philip. The seedling stage of these is a little precarious unless they have ideal conditions. Nathan's advice is spot on. You can take just a few more liberties with an established plant. I could never find a big enough one to bring back from my regular visits to the Canaries. Now, of course, you can't bring anything back from there without the appropriate certificate.


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Re: royal palm seedlings

Post by philip kitts » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:47 pm

thanks for your help icon_salut , im really surprised by there speed of growth much faster then other species of the same age
I may have a monster on my hands :lol:


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