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Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:21 pm
by Clive60
DPG, how do you maintain 30/35c constant under the stairs?, I presume you have a boiler or something or heat a mat?
I will need that heat when I (eventually) get my Nanorrhops seeds.

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:48 pm
by Wilza
Jubs a good un... icon_thumleft

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:36 pm
by doncasterpalmguy123
Yes the boiler is in there. I have placed the pots on top of the boiler to get extra heat. They each have selsthane (sorry spelt wrong) bags over the top of each bag. This retains moisture and warmth. :-D

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:38 pm
by fern Rob
doncasterpalmguy123 wrote:Yes the boiler is in there. I have placed the pots on top of the boiler to get extra heat. They each have selsthane (sorry spelt wrong) bags over the top of each bag. This retains moisture and warmth. :-D
Seems to be a good germination technique . icon_thumleft

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:40 am
by doncasterpalmguy123
the juabea is painfully slow growing though it's been pushing out the root for some time now and it's only about 5mm long.

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:01 am
by fern Rob
It really does not make sence to me what advantage a plant has by growing so slow, it's more likly to get damaged isn't it?

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:24 pm
by doncasterpalmguy123
Haha my thoughts exactly surely survival of the fastest should apply. By rights this palm because of its slow growth should have became extinct through overgrazing of llamas in their natural Chilean mountain home :lol:

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:09 pm
by fern Rob
doncasterpalmguy123 wrote:Haha my thoughts exactly surely survival of the fastest should apply. By rights this palm because of its slow growth should have became extinct through overgrazing of llamas in their natural Chilean mountain home :lol:
Im surprised it isn't extinct, does it grow faster in the wild? thats the question. there must be something that stops it getting eaten etc.

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:08 pm
by doncasterpalmguy123
Well i suppose we can only ponder on this subject. Im glad they're not though because they're truly wonderful palms!