I have a number of small to very large potted (mostly) cycads. Most of them are from genus Zamia, which grows very well in my humid, subtropical climate, but I also have some Dioon and Encephalartos. The Zamia are species but also hybrids of loddigesii, pumila and variegata. Earlier this year I gathered them together and set them on blocks on our garden lot. There they are coning and producing seeds and seedlings. Last winter I finally planted my largest Encephalartos horridus. And my Dioon edule has grown huge and is putting out pups. Today I took the following photos.
Cycad Row, Cape Coral, FL, 2020
v. 'Queretaro Blue' has grown huge and is putting out pups. Today I
About 10 years ago I bought a young clustering Ptychosperma at a sale. The seller called it "Ptychosperma robusta", which was not then and is not now a valid binomial, to my knowledge. He knew nothing else about it. When it was smaller I posted photos in hope someone on the forum would recognize it but got no response. Anyway it has grown quite large and so tall I can't easily photograph its crown. I remove its offsets to keep it at two stems that are 4-5" diameter each, quite chunky by Ptychosperma standards. It grows quickly, flowers and seeds easily and ripe fruit is vibrant red. The infructescences are so high up we can no longer reach them with ladders or pole saws. As a result seedlings pop up all around it in the jungle. The other day I dug up over 80 seedlings and rather than compost them, will find them a new home. I can say this unknown species is completely hardy here and took down to 38F last winter. I hope some enterprising palm lover can offer these seedlings a home. And I hope someone can give it a valid name if one exists. Seedlings will be sent via Priority Mail with roots wrapped in damp orchid moss, clear wrap and foil. Take a leap into the unknown. See summary below
Ptychosperma sp "Robusta": 80+ rooted seedlings @ $20.00 for the lot
Shipping = $10.00 via Priority Mail. No shipping outside the US. No shipping to HI
TOTAL = $30.00
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TOTAL = $30.00
Mother Palm as juvenile in 2012
Mother Palm in 2020
I have a Washingtonia filifera seedling that popped up for me. When should I put it under a grow light?
By Eric Thompson
Is there anyone out there that can recommend me a good source for cycads whether it be a business or personal. CITES is a bit confusing so someone with experience they could share would be great.
My real interest is in encephalartos species which is a no fly as far as buying from a business like RPS or similar being appendix i . I did however find a section on species cultivated in "captivity". This section states that if a specimen has been pollinated or cultivated artificially in captivity that is is to be treated as appendix ii. This to me appears to open the door to export from the States to Canada.
****This is Stated in CITES Article Vll section 4 and 5***
If you have any info or are willing to help me out on this that would be amazing.
I recently acquired several different Tillandsias to add to my collection. I've included a few in the photo below. Does anyone know the cold hardiness of the non-native forms and hybrid? I'm thinking they aren't as hardy as our native Spanish moss, but figured I'd check if anyone on here knows. For now, I plan to treat them like I do for my other non/less cold hardy Tillandsia species.
From left to right: Tillandsia usneoides thick form, Tillandsia usneoides native form (for comparison purposes), Tillandsia usneoides super fine form, and Tillandsia recurvata x usneoides