Monkey Puzzle germinated

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Kristen

Monkey Puzzle germinated

Post by Kristen » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:55 pm

The seeds Conifers sent me have germinated :)

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kata

Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

Post by kata » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:03 pm

Nice but a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng way to go,

Great Kristen!

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fern Rob

Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

Post by fern Rob » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:03 pm

kata wrote:Nice but a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng way to go,

Great Kristen!

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100 years or so to maturity.

Conifers
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Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

Post by Conifers » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:29 pm

Congrats!

Deedee

Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

Post by Deedee » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:57 pm

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kata

Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

Post by kata » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:43 pm

100 years or so to maturity.
Blutty heck Rob, give Kristen the will to carry on.... :lol: :lol:

Kristen

Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

Post by Kristen » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:54 pm

fern Rob wrote: 100 years or so to maturity.
"Live like you may die tomorrow, but garden like you will live forever"

miketropic

Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

Post by miketropic » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:30 pm

that is fantastic, a board member sent me some as well and I have germination also! Showing the tiny tiny bit of green right now but I think they are to close together..how long until you can bust them apart and repot them?

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Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

Post by Conifers » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:34 pm

I'd separate them now, while they just have a single taproot, before there are any side roots getting tangled up with each other. Do it gently, and don't let the roots get dry during the repotting.

Kristen

Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

Post by Kristen » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:26 am

Seedlings now 9cm tall :)
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Seem to like the lights :)

sanatic1234

Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:02 am

well done kristen, I pass a monkey puzzle tree on my journey into town few times a week and at a rough guess it must be 50ft tall but it has recently been hacked like crazy and looks dreadful! There is only a small section right at the very top with branches on the rest all gone just one big bare stem. :roll:

kata

Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

Post by kata » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:16 am

Coming along nicely Kristen,

I wonder what age they turn the beautiful dark green we know so well.

There is a small one I pass to go post office. There was one in my old town about same size as San sees but it had enormous cones on it.

The tree was very close to the house and had any cones dropped on the resident they would have been seriously Injured, some cones were on the ground so I knew they were very big.
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sanatic1234

Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:06 am

Hmm, i think i may have to go back on my last comment as on google images of monkey puzzle trees there seems to be a fare amount of monkey puzzle trees with all the lower and middle branches cut off. I always thought this is how they are meant to look. So may be the person who cut all those branches off was doing the right thing after all?

kata

Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

Post by kata » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:16 am

The two I have seen in real time like walking have both been like this.
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Never trimmed to me that spoiling the look.

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Kristen

Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

Post by Kristen » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:49 pm

I think?? that "branches right down to the bottom" requires that there aren't any trees nearby. Its possible that the other reason for chopping the branches off is to pre-empt them falling on someone? But, yeah, must make the plant look ugly :(

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