I realize I am not likely to ever have fruit bearing date palm trees, but since this STARTED as a fruit, I'm putting this Thread in the Fruit Forum
-- You know those dehydrated dates you get in plastic containers? I planted a couple of seeds from those, and look what happened
-- I know for a fact this is the date palm because I tried this ages ago -- same process but I think the dates came in a bag -- except I planted the seed in a (largish) terrarium, never actually expecting it to sprout.... But it did. It grew from this same single accordion pleated sprout to divided/palmate leaf.... Then several leaves, but then it was too big to grow in what was now tiny container and too big to get it out of the opening.
Hopefully, I can keep THIS one growing