Two of my top of the list plants in the garden are in close proximity and this spring it has been a race between them and I know what I want to happen. Above we have the Dypsis prestoniana pushing out an ever larger flower spathe which will eventually open and rain down seeds. Below is one of my favorite Encephalartos in the garden which has been pushing out a flush. I want the flush hardened off before the flower spathe opens in the middle of the night and drops the sheath on it. I think I'm ok on the seeds raining down much later, as the flush will most certainly be hardened off by then. I've been tracking the pair for a while now, with 3 photos roughly a week apart of the cycad flush and the inflo shot of the Dypsis prestoniana showing overhead photographed last night... which will win?
Ever have a pair of favorites competing with one potentially dropping something on the other?
Does anyone know what the overall growth rate of W filibusta is and how it compares to Filifera and robusta?
I was curious how long it takes to sprout Dypsis prestoniana seeds using the baggy method. I did the float test, cleaned a bunch of sinkers, used a little bit of hydrogen peroxide to give them a final cleaning and then put them in baggies with some moist sphagnum moss I have for mounting orchids. I'm sure someone can weigh in regarding their experience and timeline on sprouting this species. I started those baggies on 12/1/2020. This evening I did the same with about 50 Dypsis heteromorpha seeds so would be curious about others experience on timeline and yield for them as well.
Almost didn't post this. But with so much time on my hands....
This was a week ago after all that rain we got here in So Cal. Nearly 8 inches in one week.
For me to get one leaf sheath to drop is extraordinary, but the double drop?
I was in the back yard three hours earlier and nothing. I would hold onto the lower one to duck under it on way to our chicken coop.
three hours later...
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