I have a fascination for starting plants with seeds. It is a very rewarding hobby. To see something brown and small turn into beautiful green plants is just an awesome experience.
How long does it take for palm seeds to germinate? The answer is that palm seeds are erratic in germination, different species and sometimes even seeds from the same species vary in germination time.
When you first get the seeds, they are covered with fruit flesh. The fruit flesh has to be removed and the seeds must be cleaned. It is best if you can collect the seeds when the palm fruit is completely ripe or as soon as it fell from the tree. Once the seeds are cleaned they can look very pretty, almost pretty enough to use as beads for jewelry making. If you polished these seeds, they are no different than very stylish natural ornaments. Especially when they come in different shades such as the ones shown in the photo above.
What you will need: a glass jar, liquid bleach (household), water, pot, and soil / medium mixed.
1) Add 1 tablespoons of bleach to four ounces of water.
2) The seeds should be soaked in the bleached & water for 24 hours. This process will soften and cleanse the seeds and will eliminated germs from manifesting.
3) After 24 hours, take the seeds out and place them side ways in the pot of soil. Or you can place the seed in your garden as I have done. Make sure the seed is watered at least once a day and its location has afternoon shade. The soil is what will help the seeds grow.
4) After a few weeks, you should see a little leaf growing, and that is your reward for patiently waiting.
This method has worked for me over and over again, so enjoy and have fun with starting a tropical feel with palms.
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