Cyrtostachys renda

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by ScotTi, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I was gifted about 200 seed of C. renda about a month ago and have been hesitant on sowing the seed. I know this palm is very cold sensitive and will spend a bit of time as a house plant here. Should I sow the seed now or would it be best to wait until after the passing of winter? I know best results for germinating will be not holding the seed until spring. Any thoughts ??
     
  2. bahadawn

    bahadawn Active Member

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    Came across this thread in a search for lipstick palm. Scott - did you have any success with this palm?

    I wonder if anyone grows C. renda here in South FL?
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I waited to plant the seed till May and germination rate was really good. Many were lost over the summer and I have 6 left out of around 40.:(
     
  4. bahadawn

    bahadawn Active Member

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    Good luck on these. I've been getting so interested in palms lately. Was thumbing through my newly purchased Palm book and saw a picture of one. Found incredibly beautiful pics online. I'm told there's a water feature area including one of these at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando.
     
  5. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    I have large 7 gal that will need dividing in spring. I would be happy to share.
     
  6. bahadawn

    bahadawn Active Member

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    Brenda - that is a very nice offer! Thank you. If you have a division in the spring, I will be excited to give it a good home. I sure hope I'll be able to share some crotons with you next week. Looking forward to meeting you!
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott - Those seed do not have a long shelf life viability. Sow them now. :FastGrow2
     
  8. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    Saw a program in HD on a home in Costa Rica..and those C.renda were big and perfect. Big canes,red as can be and fronds deep green..not a single old frond on it. They were the tallest I've spotted in shots of them around the tropical globe.
    btw,Another episode of "Hawaiian life", a similar program, showed a spectacular home lined with a grove of large Bottle palms..I mean had to be 15 or 20 of them. With a groundcover of giant Monstera. That grows here...but not with 4' leaves like that.
     
  9. Moose

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    Scott -
    those seeds should be germinating now, any luck?
     

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