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Foxtail Palm (Wodyetia bifurcata)
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A beautiful palm from Cape Melville in Australia that has only recently been discovered. Can be kept outside on a sunny spot with a minimum of -4 degrees Celcius. Has large plume-like leaves.

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€ 6,00
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Common name:
Foxtail palm

Origin:
Australia

Minimum temperature:
-4 degrees Celsius

Description:
De foxtail palm has only recently been discovered in 1978 when an aboriginal brought it under the attention of a botanist. There was a single population in Cape Melville in Queensland, Australia. It's a beautiful palm because of its plume-like leaves that can get 2-3 meters. This species also grows strong and easily, which is why it's already spread out in gardens all over the world. This plant can be kept outside in the summer in a sunny spot, but should be brought inside if the temperature drops below -4 degrees Celcius. After a white bloom orange fruits of about 5 cm will form with these beautifully structured seeds. 

Germination instructions:
Soak the seeds in luke warm water for 48 hours and sow in a mix of sowing ground and cocopeat at 25-30 degrees celcius. Keep the soil moist.

Sowing time:
Whole year

Difficulty level:
Intermediate 

Foto 1: Forest en Kim Starr (CCA-3.0 Wikipedia)
Foto 2: Gator-Ventures.com

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