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Monkey's Hand Tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon) Monkey's Hand Tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon) Monkey's Hand Tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon) Monkey's Hand Tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon) Monkey's Hand Tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon)
Monkey's Hand Tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon)
Monkey's Hand Tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon)
Monkey's Hand Tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon)
Monkey's Hand Tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon)
Monkey's Hand Tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon)

Monkey's Hand Tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon)

The monkey's hand tree may be the most beautiful container plant in the world. This stunning plant with impressive leaves can withstand temperatures up to 6 degrees below zero when it has aged. Young plants should nevertheless be protected against frost. The name monkey's hand tree comes from the shape of the flowers which resemble to the.. Read more
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The monkey's hand tree may be the most beautiful container plant in the world. This stunning plant with impressive leaves can withstand temperatures up to 6 degrees below zero when it has aged. Young plants should nevertheless be protected against frost. The name monkey's hand tree comes from the shape of the flowers which resemble to the claws of monkeys. Chiranthodendron is Latin for hand-flower-tree en pentadactylon means five fingers. The flowers are bright red and the species produces large, beautiful heart-shaped leaves.
The species originates from the rural forests in Guatemala. The seeds are only seldom available and have to germinate fast. For that reason, delivery of this species can take a couple of months. But it’s worth the waiting.

Sowing description: First soak the seeds in water (20-25degC) for 24 hours. Then sow them in sowing mix at 25-27 degC. Keep the soil constantly moist. Germination can occur in 6 to 14 weeks, but can be difficult. 

Family: Malvaceae
Scientific name: Chiranthodendron pentadactylon
Common name: Monkey's hand tree / Mexican hand tree
Native to: Guatemala

Sowing time: Whole year
Difficulty: Challenging
Minimum temperature: -6 degrees Celcius


Photo 1: Xerantheum via Flickr
Photo 2: Stan Shebs (CCA-1.2 Wikipedia)
Photo 3: James Gaither via Flickr

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Marielle

Deze prachtige zaden besteld en voorbehandeld zoals op het zakje
17 januari gezaaid en 27 januari allemaal gekiemd
Super blij met het resultaat


Laura

Ik zal jullie vertellen dat er na 2 weken al 3 van de 5 zaadjes ontkiemen. Ik heb ze in een verwarmde kas met thermostaat en de temperatuur is constant tussen de 26-28 graden. Verder staan ze onder een kweeklamp (LED Full Spectrum) en hou ik de grond constant vochtig.
Wordt vervolgd ;)