Palms are usually propagated through seeds. But sometimes, palms will produce offshoots, that if replanted from the mum plant, will grow to a healthy palm. Many like the Royal, Bottle and Champagne are mostly propagated via seeds. They start producing seeds only after reaching a maturity of almost 12 years. Plant saplings of these varieties are hence in high commercial demand. The Red palm and Lady Palm are ones that have been observed to grow offshoots commonly. Before transplanting the saplings, remove soil from the roots without damaging the roots.
Sprouting a palm seed can sound like a tough job, but it is quite easy once you know how. The seed is first planted in wet, loose soil on a broad pan. Use a ripe seed, but be careful not to use one that has been kept out in the open for more than two weeks. A failure to abide by these steps will result in a ‘infertile’ seed. So be sure to plant the seeds within the specified time period. Water the potted mixture every day! It will take at least three months for the palm seeds to germinate. Once the young palm has reached one foot, replant it to a deep pot or in the ground. Use the same potted mixture while replanting as well. Very simple steps are necessary to care for these decorative palms.