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parlor palm seeds?

this has happened before but the seeds didn't sprout, they are not weeds the sprouts come right out of the stalks of palm fronds. Does anyone know if these Are seeds and how to germinate them?



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Dec. 28th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
Those will indeed become seeds if they do whatever palms do to pollinate! How long have these been on the plant? They look like they are still in budding and getting ready to bloom stage? (I'm just going by what I've seen years ago on date palms, btw, not parlor palms)
Dec. 28th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
so they haven't pollinatyed yet? I have another palm on the floor a few feet from this one which is three feet up in the air. The other one has never put out these odd looking seed stems.
Dec. 28th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
they've been on there just a few weeks,
Dec. 29th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
Date palms have to become sexually mature and meet a date palm of the opposite sex, so to speak, in order to make fruit and seed.

Is that true of the parlor palms? If it is, that would explain why your other parlor palm hasn't ever put out those odd-looking stems: that it might be the "other" gender if parlor palms are dioecious.
Dec. 29th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure these are parlor palms. The story is, I bought a big palm ast walmart, it as all walmart plants didn't thrive, I slso boughjt a small sedling parlor palm elsewhere.

I put the two together to fill in together, it got big, I divided it into two medium plants didn't know if I divided them back to the same plants, but had both big stems [trunks] and small stems.

they are in a corner, next to a East facing window, the one that seeds is up and close to side of the window, the other is farther from the light on the floor. It's never seeded. Both plants are thriving, they love where they are. Since both are an accumulation of several plants, I believe it's the light that's determining which is blooming. In fact it's always the part of the pot closest to the window that seeds.

Weeks ago, I figured I'd water all my houseplants with some Garretts juice so now my Christmas cactus is blooming again, so is the peaceplant, and now the parlor palm, amd hoping for a miracle with the Norfolk Island pine. Even the syngonium is flourishing and my trellised ivy needs trimming.


the first one shows most of the houseplants, the purple light is for the herbs I'm growing over the winter,

the second one is the palms.
Dec. 29th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
I wasn't asking if your parlor palms are date palms. A date palm has to be about 40' tall before it's sexually mature and making flowers. It wouldn't fit in the typical house, so I was figuring your plants are not date palms.
What I was asking was, are parlor palms dioecious, the way date palms are, having the male flowers on one palm, and the female flowers on the other.

I finally "Googled" right and found the answer to my question which is: Yes; parlor palms are dioecious, having male and female flowers on separate plants.
The best known (and, I guessing, most common in this country) of the parlor palms are *Chameadorea elegans* and come from Mexico and Guatemala.

Thanks again! :^)
Dec. 29th, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
ah, again I'm guilty of tmi, lol

The plants were not marked so I don't know much about them.
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