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Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

February 17, 2013
4:42 AM

Post #9421594

My plan is to soak these overnight, and plant in a very well-draining mix and use bottom heat. Does anyone have any tips on getting these to germinate??

TIA!
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 17, 2013
5:19 AM

Post #9421621

From: http://database.prota.org



Pandanus utilis can be propagated by seeds, but these are not easy. Pre-soaking of the seeds for 24 hours before sowing is recommended for Pandanus in general. The germination rate is usually over 50%. Seedlings emerge about 4 months after sowing. After 1216 months they are about 10" tall and ready to be planted out.

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

February 17, 2013
5:32 AM

Post #9421628

Thanks, Kay! I'll try to be patient.
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 17, 2013
5:59 AM

Post #9421643

Keep us updated.

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

February 17, 2013
6:50 AM

Post #9421685

I'm in that phase of seed starting where I check the trays 15 times a day for sprouts. lol

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2013
5:06 PM

Post #9425961

>> I'm in that phase of seed starting where I check the trays 15 times a day for sprouts

Me too - the first 5-20 years of indoor seed starting.

I wish I had a webcam on them, and some way to check while I'm asleep ...

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

February 20, 2013
5:18 PM

Post #9425979

Rick, I considered a webcam. You make me feel more normal.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2013
5:57 PM

Post #9426033

Oh, no no no no!

I think that may be the first time anyone hinted that being like me hinted they might be more normal!

How about: "not the ONLY person that far around that particular bend"?

(I just prefer to think of it as "unique", not "abnormal".)

To me they seem liked my babies. I'm not TOO embarrassed to admit that my light shelf is in my bedroom: I sleep with some of my seedlings. But it might be perverse on various levels.

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Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

March 7, 2013
6:26 PM

Post #9442341

There is NOTHING wrong with that. Nothing. lol

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

March 8, 2013
2:59 PM

Post #9443115

Amen !
nelsoncastro
Victoria
Australia

March 10, 2013
7:02 PM

Post #9445227

The common screwpine (Pandanus utilis) is, despite its name, a tropical tree and not a pine. It is native to Madagascar, Mauritius, and the Seychelles.

In nature, the screw pine grows on the seashore and around tidal lagoons. However, it will tolerate drought, and is very salt tolerant. It will grow faster if it receives plenty of water. Although young plants will tolerate shade, full sun is required for fruiting. Small trees, six to eight feet tall, can be grown in large pots.

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

March 10, 2013
7:03 PM

Post #9445229

Here, it will need to live in a pot. If it germinates, which I hope it does...

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

April 5, 2013
5:04 AM

Post #9472457

I have a seedling! I'm so happy. I know it sounds absurd to people who live in places where they're easy to grow, but I was so pleased this morning.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

April 5, 2013
3:42 PM

Post #9472993

Congratulations!

It's a baby Pandanus utilis!

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