A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Clive60

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Post by Clive60 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:21 pm

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.

Wilza

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Post by Wilza » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:48 pm

Jubs a good un... icon_thumleft

doncasterpalmguy123

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:36 pm

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

fern Rob

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Post by fern Rob » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:38 pm

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

doncasterpalmguy123

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:40 am

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.

fern Rob

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Post by fern Rob » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:01 am

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?

doncasterpalmguy123

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:24 pm

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:

fern Rob

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Post by fern Rob » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:09 pm

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.

doncasterpalmguy123

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:08 pm

Well i suppose we can only ponder on this subject. Im glad they're not though because they're truly wonderful palms!

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