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Young monkey puzzle trees.

Sep 12, With seed numbers like this you might imagine that the monkey puzzle tree would have no trouble surviving. Sadly this is not the case, and in they were declared an endangered species. This is due mostly deforestation and the desirable commercial qualities of their wood/5(22K).

Jun 21,"First, collect your seed" Back in August of last year, a kind friend gave me a dozen enormous Araucaria araucana (Monkey Puzzle tree) seeds: they are fully 2" long, probably the biggest seeds I have ever seen. Having done a little internet research, I decided to germinate them using the ice-cream tub method, so I filled an old ice cream tub with clean new compost, nicely dampened but not Author: Rachel The Gardener.

Monkey Puzzle Tree Care. First, the Monkey Puzzle prefersfull sun or partial shade (generally, 3 to 6 hours of sunlight daily). If youlive in an area with particularly hot summers, planting the tree somewhere that gets extra shade in the afternoon is ideal. Once you've got your ideal location in terms of sunlight, you're good to go. Jun 23, Where this tree does produce seed, it is high yielding.

However, these trees are very SLOW GROWING(!) and may not produce seed until they are around 30 to 40 years old, although there are reports of trees producing seed at a much earlier age than this e.g.

from 15 years onwards. There is no way of telling the sex of the tree until it Raw Edible Plants. You can grow this plant from seeds. For better results, it’s advisable to use fresh seeds. First of all, soak the seeds in lukewarm water for about 24 hours.

Allow the soil to become dry before you water the plant.

Thereafter, fill a seed-starting tray with the potting mix. Place the seeds with the pointed tip facing down. Place them 2 inches apart, and about ¾ inch treetrim.pwted Reading Time: 6 mins. Sep 11, Araucaria araucana (a.k.a. monkey puzzle tree, monkey tail tree, Chilean pine, or pehuén) is an evergreen tree which can reach over feet in height and can live to be a thousand years trees take twenty years to reach sexual maturity and similar to other ancient trees like gingko biloba, and fellow Araucaria genus member the bunya, they are dioecious having distinct male and.

May 13, The seeds of a monkey puzzle tree generally germinate in one to two months. It may be as long as thirty to forty years before the new tree produces seeds, and even then this will only happen if the tree is a female and if there is a male tree in the area. The gender of a tree can be determined only when cones are produced. Sep 15, I have always loved the Monkey puzzle. They are one of the oldest trees on earth and originated in the Andes. I have seen one as far north as the Isle of Skye.

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Wanted one ever since. Its not easy to get a little one or seeds because there need to be male and female trees in the neighborhood.

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