Montgomery Palm Veitchia arecina 10 Seeds
Montgomery Palm Veitchia arecina 10 Seeds
Montgomery Palm Veitchia arecina 10 Seeds
Montgomery Palm Veitchia arecina 10 Seeds
Montgomery Palm Veitchia arecina 10 Seeds
Montgomery Palm Veitchia arecina 10 Seeds
Montgomery Palm Veitchia arecina 10 Seeds

Montgomery Palm Veitchia arecina 10 Seeds

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A very attractive, tall, solitary, pinnate palm with a slender grey trunk to 30 m high. It has a slender white crownshaft with black, gray and green speckling. Its long arching leaves have long green slightly drooping leaflets with serrated tips. Stems: Solitary, slender, gray stems to 25 m tall and up to 28 cm in diameter, bulging at the base, with close rings of leaf scars. Leaves: Pinnate, reduplicate, to 3 m long, with an arching rachis holding regularly arranged, drooping leaflets in a single plane. The crown shaft is 60-140 cm long, somewhat swollen at the base, pale green in color, covered with fine, silvery hairs and gray to brown/black scales at the apex. Leaflets are green above and below, lanceolate, with thick marginal ribs and prominent midribs. Leaflet tips are jaggedly toothed. Flowers and fruits: Inflorescence is stiffly arching, to 1 m long and branched to three or four orders. Greenish to white male and female flowers are borne on the same inflorescence. The ovoid, red fruits are 2.5-5 cm long. Veitchia arecina is found in Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu. It grows in moist rainforests.

Growing Instructions

  1. Soak the seed in water for several hours.
  2. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
  3. Put the seeds on the soil.
  4. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.
  5. Water the seeds.
  6. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade.
  7. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.