Starting a palm tree at home...
rcj at nwsrs.nw.att.com
Mon Jan 22 13:26:29 EST 1996
On a recent trip Puerto Rico, I picked up a couple of
pods that had fallen off of a palm tree. I'm not
sure what type of palm tree it was but it was a lot
taller and straighter then most. The pod (or seed)
was about slightly smaller than an egg, and shaped
sorta like a heart. I'd like to plant it and see
what I can get out of it. When I picked them up, they were
both green. After getting back home and not doing anything
with them for about a week, they had turned considerable
darker. I soaked them in water for a couple days and
now I am going to plant them in dirt. Can I expect them
to grow? Do I hace to do anything special? I assume I'll
have to keep them in a pretty warm place, right?
About how long will they take to sprout?
Along the same line, I saw a few coconuts laying on the ground with
nice sprouts coming out of the top. I was really tempted
top take one home, but they were pretty large.
(If you haven't noticed, I really lilke palm trees.)
Raymond C. Jender
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