Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question

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Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question

Post by TonyJ » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:18 am

I bought a rather nice Chamaedorea Radicalis from The Palm House a couple of months ago and it came complete with some ripening seeds. Can anyone tell me the best time to harvest these - i.e. what colour should they be...deep red ? Soft to touch etc ?....and of course the best method to sow & ultimately germinate. I am hoping that this one plant could turn into half a dozen in a couple of months ! Thanks....
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Re: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:33 pm

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/page.php?id=32


On the main Exotics section of this website.


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Re: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question

Post by jungle jas » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:42 pm

I would have thought that they need to be ripe and red. Having said that I picked some in that condition last year on holiday and am just about to throw them away as they have gone rotten.! I kept mine at 30c-35c in a propagator in a see through container between damp kitchen towel. Not much use to you I'm afraid. :roll: :lol: Im sure someone on here will have method. I think I remember Dave Brown grows them successfully. icon_thumright
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Re: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question

Post by TonyJ » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:10 pm

Thanks for the link Yorkshire Chris it was very helpful. I think the key is to keep the heat down a bit for good germination. Cheers


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Re: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question

Post by John P » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:03 pm

The ones I sold on the EPS recently were red ones.

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Re: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question

Post by timj17 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:21 pm

And they were great seeds John, I have 14 seedlings in a zip lock so far after about 12 weeks.


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Re: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question

Post by TonyJ » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:31 pm

Please can you tell what temp you kept the zip lock bag at and the medium you have the seeds in ? Thanks


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Re: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question

Post by timj17 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:38 pm

Hi,

Yes, sorry my reply wasn't much help with the original question!

The seeds were placed in a mixture of approx 60% Sphagnum Moss, 20% Peat compost and 20% perlite. I too have heard they don't need a lot of heat, but mine were placed with my other seeds on top of my central heating boiler. Approx temps of 20c-25c when heating off up to 35c when on.

I have about 50% of seeds with shoots visable up to 2/3 inches high, I expect more than that have germinated under the surface.


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Re: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question

Post by TonyJ » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:50 pm

That's more like it - very informative... Thank you ! icon_thumleft
I may try mine in my heated prop which seems to keep the temp at a constant 28ish degrees. I guess I can always lower that by opening the vents right up. Cheers !


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Re: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question

Post by John P » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:58 pm

timj17 wrote:And they were great seeds John, I have 14 seedlings in a zip lock so far after about 12 weeks.
Tim good to hear they were okay.

John


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