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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I planted this palm about 2 years ago. It immeadiatly lost 80% of its fronds. It has been unchanged ever since- not a single new frond. I recently stuck a camera in there and it looks like the new growth is stuck somehow. Should I try to dig it out? Any advice on getting this to grow new fronds again? Thanks.
I was looking at the new flushes on my Encephalartos arenarius x woodii as they near there full size and realizing how much this cycad has grown since I planted it. I searched for photos of when I got the plant as a 15 gallon and found the one below pictured still in the pot. The photo was February 2011 and I planted it within weeks of the photo being taken. 7 years later one of the pups would dwarf the caudex of the original 15 gallon plant. The third pup is now flushing 5 leaves, while the larger pup has pushed somewhere in the high teens of new leaves. I'm optimistic that I'll actually live to see this be a large cycad at this rate. Chalk one up for hybrid vigor !
Couldn't resist a photo or three. These two fellas were looking especially handsome this morning particularly the one that recently
lost a leaf sheath. Chunky.