Parlor Palm Seeds For Sale: What You Need To Know About These Popular Plants?
Parlor palms are popular plants that can be grown indoors. They are easy to propagate from cuttings and they produce fruit which is edible. There are many varieties of these tropical trees and shrubs, but all of them have one thing in common – they’re tropical! Parlor palm seeds come in several colors, shapes, sizes and flavors. Some varieties are used to make a type of jelly known as “palm jam.” Other types of seeds are eaten raw or cooked like peanuts.
What Are Parlor Palm Seeds Used For?
Parlor palm seeds are widely available for purchase online. Most garden centers sell them in their nursery section, although some specialty stores do too. You’ll often see them sold under different names such as “parrot pea,” “dwarf poppy” and so forth. They’re not just for eating though; they’re also used in various products including cosmetics, food supplements and even pharmaceuticals.
How Do I Grow Parlor Palm Seeds?
Growing parlor palm seeds indoors isn’t difficult at all. All it takes is patience and the right conditions. The best time to plant your seeds is when temperatures are warm enough for germination (around 70 degrees F). Look for your parlor palm tree in a well-draining pot with loose soil. Most seeds should be planted about 1/4 inch deep, but do your best to follow the directions on the package. Parlor palms like to grow in full sunlight. They can survive in partial sunlight, but they will not thrive. Keep the soil damp, but not soggy. After about 4 to 8 weeks, you will see the palm beginning to sprout. This is when you should stop watering it as much and begin moving it to indirect sunlight. Keep it this way until it is large enough to move outside where it can get full sun. This could take another 4 to 6 months.
What Is The Best Way To Take Care Of My Parlor Palms?
The best way to take care of your parlor palms is to keep them indoors in a well-lit room with a lot of indirect sunlight. They also need a constant temperature between 65 and 85 degrees F. (but not for the seeds or sprouts). Don’t overwater them, but do water them often enough to keep the soil damp. You don’t need to fertilize them unless you want to or the package instructions say you should. Fertilizer is not necessary and can actually be harmful to the palm. If you want to, you can place your plant outside in the summer months (when it is consistently above 70 degrees F) for a little while each day if it isn’t already. If you don’t have a lot of experience taking care of plants, you may want to ask an employee at your local nursery for some advice. Most places should be glad to help if you are buying supplies there.
Are There Any Special Kinds Of Care I Should Give My Parlor Palms?
You shouldn’t give your palm any special kinds of care except as mentioned in the section above. When they get older, they may need to be watered a little more often.
How High Do Parlor Palms Grow?
The height of your parlor palm depends on the type you get. Most reach an average height of about 4-8 feet tall. A few types can get up to 10 feet, but this is rare. Unless you are growing it in a huge space, 10 feet is probably way too tall.
How Often Should I Water My Parlor Palms?
You should water your parlor palm whenever the soil is dry. This will depend on a lot of things like light, temperature, how large the pot is, how large the palm is, etc. You should try to use a soil that drains well so that your plant doesn’t get root rot.
What If I Want To Move My Parlor Palm Outdoors For The Summer?
This is a great idea! Parlor palms love the sun (as long as it’s not scorching hot). Just remember to water it more often. It can’t get root rot if the ground it is sitting in is still dry, but it also can’t survive if it is sitting in water. Move it back indoors when nighttime temperatures fall below 50 degrees F or the sun is not strong enough to reach it.
How Should I Prune My Parlor Palm?
You should only ever have to prune a parlor palm if it gets damaged. To do this, you cut back the stem to a node. You can guess where the nodes are by looking for the rings on the stem.
What Diseases Or Insects Trouble Parlor Palms?
There are a few common diseases that affect parlor palms, but they are rare and don’t usually kill the plant. You can prevent infection with proper care as well as proper disposal of infected plants. These problems include:
Root and crown rot
Melaleuca stem rot (a type of fungus)
Parlor palms are also prone to infestation by thrips. These tiny insects can weaken your plant severely and may cause browning on the leaves. They spread by flying from one plant to another.
You can prevent damage from thrips by using a soapy spray. You can also buy thrips predators that will fight the thrips naturally.
Keeping your plant hydrated and making sure it has room to grow and breathe (ie, keeping it away from a window with a lot of wind) will help prevent most pests and diseases.
If you ever notice anything wrong with your plant, you should immediately take action to correct it by either lowering the temperature, increasing humidity, getting the right fertilizer, or whatever the case may be.
My Parlor Palm Has Seed Pods On It.
Should I Save The Seeds?
You can save parlor palm seeds, but it takes a fair amount of time and patience. Here’s what you need to do:
Look for the seed pods to form on the stem. They are large and round, and usually brown or gray in color.
Strip the seed pods from the stem once they are ripe.
Place the seeds (still in the goo) on a wet paper towel for about a week.
The seeds will sink to the bottom of the paper towel and the goo will float to the top.
Once the goo is on top, carefully pour it into a container. You may have to do this several times until you are left with just seeds.
Once you have just seeds, place them on a dry paper towel and let them dry for at least a week.
Once they are dry, place them in a jar or plastic container. You can keep them for a few years to use whenever you want (though you should plant them as soon as possible so you can watch them grow).
Be careful when planting because some palms are invasive and will take over your yard!
Now that you’re a palm expert, why not try your hand at getting your very own palmy, personalized license plate?
Can I Get a License Plate With My Name On It?
Some states will allow you to have a personalized license plate with your name on it. Check out your state’s DMV website for information on how to do this.
If your state doesn’t allow you to have a personalized plate, get creative with your favorite palmy nickname! You can use your first initials, or make up a word that sounds like a name. For example, you could call yourself “One Love”. Then you can get a plate that says “ONELOVE” (all one word).
Or if your name starts with a Q, you could get a plate that says “QT2MUCH” (all one word).
You can check out your state’s DMV website to see what kind of license plates you qualify for and how to go about getting one.
Remember, you’ll always want to obey traffic laws and wear your seat belt! By doing this, you not only save yourself from injury in the event of a crash, but also ensure that your future self will be able to enjoy your favorite palm tree as much as you do now.
Now get out there, drive safe, and have fun!
Sources & references used in this article:
Palm seed germination by AW Meerow, TK Broschat – 1991 – growables.org
A Victorian Palm Court: An Interpretive Brochure for the New York Botanical Garden; Palm Survival in a Tough World by N Jönsson-Rose – 1895 – Scribner
The Complete Guide to Growing Windowsill Plants: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply by M Murphy – 1986 – udspace.udel.edu
Growth and survival of the Mayan palm Chamaedorea hooperiana in two villages of Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, Veracruz, Mexico: a comparison between … by P D’amato – 2013 – books.google.com
Palms: Their conservation and sustained utilization: Status survey and conservation action plan by DM Murphy, AW Duea – 2011 – books.google.com