TRACHYCARPUS LATISECTUS

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TRACHYCARPUS LATISECTUS

$4.69 / packet

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Description

This stunning palm has large, nearly-circular leaves, and when mature forms a smooth, grey, bare trunk. It has a very restricted geographical range in the wild and is found only in an isolated pocket in the Sikkim Himalayas in north-east India which is immediately threatened by destruction. This palm has only recently been introduced into cultivation, but is about to make a huge impression in the palm world! It is heat-resistant and hardy: -10 to -12°C (14 to 10°F) .

Sowing Advice

These seeds need a period of stratification to break their dormancy. You can do this by soaking the seeds for 24 hours and then placing them in a sealed freezer bag in the fridge. Do not allow the seeds to dry out. The seeds can then be sown after 6-8 weeks and should germinate normally in a safe, bright, cold place outdoors, and can take up to 6 months or even much longer so do not discard the seed pot. Alternatively you can sow the seed in a moist seed tray and then leave the tray outside over the winter to allow for natural stratification to occur.

Key Facts

Family:Arecaceae

Common name:Trachycarpus sikkimensis; Windermere Palm

Classification:Hardy tree

Height:2.0-4.0m

Packet Content:6 (Approx)

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