Trachycarpus fortunei Naini Tal is a hardy palmtree which is very well suited for our colder climate. It originates from Northern India and it's hardy to about -17 °C. In it's natural arrea this palmvariety grows in areas about 2400 meter high. This variety looks a lot like the Trachycarpus fortunei but it grows much faster, gets higher and has larger leaves and a larger stem. This palmvariety is also often mixed up with the Thacycarpus takil because this variety grows in the same area but in appereance this variety differs a lot from the Trachycarpus fortunei Naini Tal. This palmtree is very easy to grow from seed. Protect the seedlings and young tree against cold and frosts and snow. Give the plant a very sunny plot with some shelter and give this plant enough water and fertilizer.
|Scientific name||Trachycarpus fortunei Naini Tal|
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|English name||Chusan palm|
Soak: 1 - 2 days
Germination:: 1½ - 3 months
Germinationtemp. : 19 - 21°C
Plant position: sunny
Soak with tepid water. Refresh the water every 12 hours. Use a germination stimulator to aid the germination.
Sow the seeds as deep as the size of the seed. Sow the seeds in soil or coco-coir. Coco-Coir can asorb large amounts of water. It's purly organic and it doesn't contain any bacteria. You don't need to clean it. Trachycarpus seeds don't germinate with temperatures above 21 °C.
Sow in seperate pots or containers and cover them with some cling film to preserve the moisture. You need to air the seeds to prevent molding. Transplant the seedlings to larger pots when the seedlings have 1 or 2 leaves. Use potting soil of a good brand. You can also mix some cow manure with the soil. Put the plants in a very sunny spot. Don't let the soil dry out. Protect the seedlings against cold and frosts.