Growing Cohune Palm on Padre Island

alyx_cJanuary 2, 2013

Has anyone in Texas grown a cohun palm from seed? I brought back 3 from Belize and I'm trying "things". I have heard it can take 2 yrs. They have been in dirt and in dirt/sand for 14 mo.

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ExoticRGVNativesTy(10a TX)

The Palm Society of South Texas reports that it is possible to grow Cohune Palm in the warmest parts of the state. I would guess that growing from seed is the only propagation method.


Here is a link that might be useful: Palms for South Texas

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 9:14AM
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Thanks for your respose! By any chance do they say how to do it? I have not been able to find much info on growing them from seed. I picked them in a dense rain forest close to the bank of the brackish river. My Mom put one in a pot with normal dirt and the top barely covered. I put two in the sand on Padre Island for a yr and nothing happened so I took them out and put them in a pot with a mixture of dirt and sand (found that somewhere). I leave it in full sun and now with these cloudy day s and cold I have it inside with a growlight. I keep the soil moist as suggested also. When I took them out of the sand I took them to a nursery and was told they seeds were still viable. I'd been heartbroken if none of them grew because I did not do something right. If they do start to grow I plan to put them back in the yard on the IS which is all sand, of course.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 8:22PM
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ExoticRGVNativesTy(10a TX)

What I found didn't give any additional information.

You ought to join the Palm Society of South Texas. Its members are very knowledgeable and meetings are held each month in a different location.


Here is a link that might be useful: Palm Society of South Texas

    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 2:24PM
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Thanks! I'll do that. That has been my issue also, no real info.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 8:28PM
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