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Article: Growing Palms from Seeds: Soils, Containers, Heat and Humidity: Growing palms part 2??

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otterear
Seattle, WA

January 5, 2010
6:44 PM

Post #7431028

I re read Geoff's article about growing palms from seeds..but am waiting for part 2???? This article was like a teaser.I need to know the next steps!! I had inherited about 50 seedlings last summer and have placed them in their individual 4 inch pots. I have them in a greenhouse with temps at 62 degrees, plus overhead lighting from dusk to dawn. Most of the seedlings have 3 or 4 'leaves' ( from 1 or 2 leafs this summer) So there was 'progress'...but nothing else has happen...so whats the next step? waiting? I mist them on sunny mornings which if i am lucky its once a week.. I water sparingly because I don't want to 'overwater'... rotiness, more gnats( got it under control)
Would heating the plants from underneath help?
what kind of food should Iintroduce?
or should I wait til it warms up temp wise ? I can't raise the temp any higher.This is as good as it gets.

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


January 6, 2010
3:42 AM

Post #7433200

seems pretty cool for a greenhouse, but probably OK. Heating from underneath would help speed things up, but you have to be careful not to overheat (sensitive root tips down there). You can fertilize sparingly with Miracle Gro or some water-based fertilizer meant for palms... but sparingly.

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