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.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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.

Ty

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

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 9:14AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
alyx_c

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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.

Ty

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

    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 2:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
alyx_c

Thanks! I'll do that. That has been my issue also, no real info.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 8:28PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need help with a Houston full-sun bed
Hi there! I have a full-sun bed with miscanthus in...
olivesoil
Rusty blackhaw viburnum spacing to fence
Intend to train this small RBV (Viburnum rufidulum)...
bostedo
Need idea for replacing evergreen shrub in shade
I pulled out a pittosporum that was in a shady spot...
denisew
Carrie's Snow Pictures from this Morning ...
Carrie lives a little north of Dallas. She says "And...
roselee z8b S.W. Texas
Favorite plants?
As a relatively new Texas gardener, I'm curious: what's...
intxfromoregon
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™