Palm trees are growing slowly ...
Many are interested in how to grow a palm tree from seeds. There really are tricks in this business.
The palm seed shell is very hard, so it is often filed, and the “seeds” are soaked in growth stimulants, providing lower soil heating for better germination.
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A mixture of peat, sand and sphagnum in equal proportions is usually taken as a substrate for these purposes. A thick layer of drainage made of pebbles or coarse-grained sand is poured into the pot with holes, the prepared substrate is placed on it, and on top is a mixture of pure sand and finely chopped sphagnum with a layer of about 5 cm.
Treated palm seeds are immersed in the top layer (to a depth of 2-3 cm), watered, cover the pot with crops with glass and put it in a warm place (22-24 degrees). The time of germination of palm seeds depends on pre-sowing treatment, freshness of seeds (stale seeds germinate slower than freshly harvested), germination conditions. Glass with condensation formed is regularly wiped and turned over, airing the crops, and the drying substrate is periodically moistened.
It is possible that the seedlings will have to wait several months or even 1-2 years. The appeared seedlings of palm trees dive into individual pots with a substrate (light sod, humus or leafy soil and sand in a ratio of 2: 1: 0.5).
Seedlings of palm trees do not look like adult plants, which often causes bewilderment among flower growers: only 6-7 leaves acquire a shape characteristic of this type of palm tree. In addition, they grow very slowly. And only after 5 years of age, young plants acquire a decorative look. So you have to be patient.
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- Garden, breadwinner and doctor No. 2-2009. Antonina Pfeiffer