i have found a new germination process that seems to work and i have trawled the net and seen no mention of it anywhere.
i live in England so i dont have the luxuary of a humid hot climate so i,m forced to grow my palms in a more controlled enviroment.
i,ve managed to germinate 2 varietys of "trachys" and a date palm.
the method i,ve been using is to put them in self watering propogators on top of my water tank,make sure the drip tray has boiled water gone cold in it-put the lid on and leave it alone.
i have had a 95% success rate doing this and cant recommend it enough.
out of 40 cells i have had 35 germinate.
well pleased with myself.
but this is where i need help.
i have put the germinated seeds into a 5 litre pot so i dont have to transplant for a few years as i want a un-shocked/stressed palm.
i have a trachy wagnerianus germinating in 2/3 weeks and a date palm which is unidentified at the moment as i took the seeds directly from a palm tree in marbella whilst on holiday there(naughty i know-sorry).
my question is how long can i expect to wait before i see some above ground activity?.
the germinated seeds have a single root about 1 inch long and have been placed in multi purpose compost in a warm dry/dark place at a min temp of 15c to max 27c.
with a humidity of around 70%max and 22% min.
all help and advice most welcome.
please remember here in England we are at minus 10 degrees c so there is no scope until our summer to place these outside.
thankyou for your time and consideration in helping me.