Majesty Palm Seeds

Ravenea Rivularis Seeds (Majesty Palm Seeds, Majestic Palm Seeds)

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Ravenea rivularis is also called Majestic palm and is part of the Arecaceae family. Ravenea rivularis comes from Madagascar, where it grows along river banks. Is becoming a very popular palm, but few people are aware of just how large this palm can get. This evergreen grows up to 40ft. or 12m. A very large (massive), solitary palm, with a large, untidy crown. Needs to be spaced by 6-8ft. Stately single trunk, 12 inches in diameter (30 cm) or more, non-crown shafted palm with a large full head. The palm symmetrical form and smooth, swollen at the base trunk, combine to create a living sculpture for the landscape. For the same reason, the Majesty palm has become a popular plant for indoors as well. This is a beautiful feather-leafed, with fronds pinnate 2-5 m long, often twisted and irregularly arranged. During summer an inflorescence will develop, followed by orange to red fruits. Hardiness Zones: 9-11, (-5°C/25°F, 4°C/40°F) in winter. This palm is not frost tolerant. The Majesty palm will grow in bright sunny areas but tends to look better in partly shaded areas. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between watering. Also likes a yearly dose of Epsom Salts, because its not very efficient at taking up magnesium. If it does not get enough magnesium, the leaves take on a rather unhealthy yellow color. It is imperative to have good drainage. Even if this palm needs a lot of water it does poorly right on the ocean. Fertilized every 3 months.
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Common name Majesty Palm
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Species Ravenea rivularis
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Therapeutic uses No
Germination To germinate Ravenea rivularis seeds, soak the seeds for 3 days in water. Then sow in well draining soil mix at 1" depth. Keep the mix warm, lightly moist and in filtered sunlight. Place in hot greenhouse, heated place or with 20°C night/30°C day. Should germinate in a few weeks but germination can take longer. Be patient!
Scarification / Stratification Very large solitary palm. Not tolerant to frost.

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