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Just an update on my seedling, its just pushing up its third strap leaf. Its been very slow growing but nice to see it is growing.


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How old is it? I'd love to take a stab at one of these, but all I need is another large plant in a pot to look after!

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I've seen them grown in an office atrium...lots of light but no greenhouse by comparison. I think this is a palm that might make a surprise houseplant--next to a BIG sunny window...and be happy in summer outdoors. They do fine in pots. The only other silver palm that also does well in pots forever is the silver Med Palm. There are more..but that might be the hardiest.


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Tom Velardi wrote:
How old is it? I'd love to take a stab at one of these, but all I need is another large plant in a pot to look after!


Can't remember exactly but believe its about 1 and 3 quarter years. It took about 6 months to sprout

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Can't remember exactly but believe its about 1 and 3 quarter years. It took about 6 months to sprout


Thanks James. I love this species too. Please keep us updated about its progress.

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Stan wrote:
I've seen them grown in an office atrium...lots of light but no greenhouse by comparison. I think this is a palm that might make a surprise houseplant--next to a BIG sunny window...and be happy in summer outdoors. They do fine in pots. The only other silver palm that also does well in pots forever is the silver Med Palm. There are more..but that might be the hardiest.


They have to be one of my favorite palms and I'm pleased how well its done despite being quite slow. I'm patient though.

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On Garden Web's Cycad and Palm forum...There is a person growing for a few years now a Bismarckia- in Minnesota :shock: . Out in summer,in from November to April I think he said it was. Its simply by a average sized window all winter to boot. With photos to prove it. What did I tell you?


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On Garden Web's Cycad and Palm forum...There is a person growing for a few years now a Bismarckia- in Minnesota :shock: . Out in summer,in from November to April I think he said it was. Its simply by a average sized window all winter to boot. With photos to prove it. What did I tell you?


wow thats impressive. do you have a link? Guess even Minnesota will have much better summers than here on average though?

I would like to try my bismarkia outside for summertime and in during winter once its a bit bigger.

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cichlidfish wrote:
Stan wrote:
On Garden Web's Cycad and Palm forum...There is a person growing for a few years now a Bismarckia- in Minnesota :shock: . Out in summer,in from November to April I think he said it was. Its simply by a average sized window all winter to boot. With photos to prove it. What did I tell you?


wow thats impressive. do you have a link? Guess even Minnesota will have much better summers than here on average though?

I would like to try my bismarckia outside for summertime and in during winter once its a bit bigger.


They'll certainly have hotter summers. If you think that's 'better', OK :wink: .

Bismarckia needs heat to grow and Minnesota, which is 2º to 8º closer to the equator than London and lacks the moderating effect of an ocean to the west, is a lot hotter when it counts.

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So,your advice to him is- toss it out? :roll:

Minnesota's summers are so short the time spent indoors must range up to three months longer then the UK.
I've seen them as indoor plants. Bizz are incredibly hardy palms for everything but broken roots. They take the blazing heat of Death Valley to the lack of warmth San Francisco. Growth becomes a crawl- but in a pot doesn't matter.
Cichlid reminds me of an old post on the 'edge of a UKer who had a potted Dragon tree, D.draco. It looked great in a pot.


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i think mine is doing well under the circumstances. Its pushing up its third strap leaf, taken nearly a month forvthis new leaf to grow about 4 inches which is slow but nice to see it moving. I appreciate it needs heat but judging by the temperatures it is currently growing in I don't think the 30 celcius mark quoted by some people is necessary for growth, unless they just meant good growth?

My bismarckia usually stays around 16-25elcius. On occasions its hit 30 when I have forgot to ventilate, but not often. It gets some sun in summer from the window, the rest of the time it gets some daylight, supported with a small flourescent light. So perhaps outdoors for a short time in summer may be OK.

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Update on bismarckia seedling, growing well. If anything it seems to be growing better being less protected and left near a mostly open window.

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Interesting thread - Ive a decent sized one coming on Tuesday which I was going to sell but I may keep hold of it after reading this thread.

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They are the only palms which have grabbed my attention (sorry, palm lovers!). Thoroughly beautiful and worth the effort needed to keep them alive and well, I would imagine.


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Another PIC. Bit dark but you can see the size its getting.. A big palm for sure!


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