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Super rare - Cycas hongheensis seedlings for sale

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Meangreen94z

How many do you have? Any idea on hardiness?

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LJG

I think 15. Need to count. Not sure on hardiness, but Chinese cycas are usually very cold tolerant. 

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The Steve

At $40 per seed, it sounds like you have the deal of the century.  Very nice, Len.

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LJG

I got my seed from Garry in China. We was about half the price I think. His seed is the best, I always have great germination rates. 

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Same here. They are growing pretty quick too.

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BS Man about Palms

Put me down for one dude.. see ya soon enough :D

 

Very weird, I thought I replied to this earlier a day ago or so.. yet I saw nothing.. go to click reply and my original text above appeared in the window.. Same comment btw..

 

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25 minutes ago, BS Man about Palms said:

Put me down for one dude.. see ya soon enough :D

 

Very weird, I thought I replied to this earlier a day ago or so.. yet I saw nothing.. go to click reply and my original text above appeared in the window.. Same comment btw..

 

I had 23 (23/28 germinated). Down to 5 for sale after putting aside 3 for me. 

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Eddie R

Can you ship these to Florida?  If so, I would be interesting in purchasing three.

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LJG

Yes, it is $15 to put these in a USPS tube to FL. PM me if interested for PayPal details.

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cfkingfish

Here is a nice picture of a mature one in Florida a few years back. Very cool slate blue color like E. munchii.20161110_104603.thumb.jpg.9839c2394abf9c66d3199fd17de04152.jpg

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Matt from LA

Do you take PayPal?

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Matt from LA

Sorry, just saw you take PayPal, I’d like to get one. How do we proceed?

My email is mlabov@forefrontmedia.com

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Drew

Do you still have any available - I am interested in buy-in one.

Thanks,

Andrew

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LJG

I literally have 1 left for sale. PM for PayPal details.

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Mine turned out to be diannensis or something.  

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Gerhard Bock

I'll take last if you have any left.

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LJG
4 hours ago, Gerhard Bock said:

I'll take last if you have any left.

I don’t have anymore. Not to mention I found out a few weeks ago these are most likely Cycas diannanensis according to someone knowledgeable that knows the person that shipped me the seed.

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Palmcycasnut

I thought the 2 i received from you didn't quite look right but I'm no expert. :bummed:

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Gerhard Bock
9 hours ago, LJG said:

I don’t have anymore. Not to mention I found out a few weeks ago these are most likely Cycas diannanensis according to someone knowledgeable that knows the person that shipped me the seed.

No worries! Thanks for letting me know.

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Meangreen94z

Yeah, they look different than the one I bought from NorthTexasColdHardyPalms.

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Turtlesteve

Are we really sure these are diannensis?  I have a few from the same source and presumably same seed batch.  The problem is, I also have diannensis from Garry and they are definitely not the same plant.

I also thought diannensis were really cold hardy and these things had a touch of frost burn last winter.

Is there anyone that has seedling photos of these species with 100% confidence in the IDs?

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4 hours ago, Turtlesteve said:

Are we really sure these are diannensis?  I have a few from the same source and presumably same seed batch.  The problem is, I also have diannensis from Garry and they are definitely not the same plant.

I also thought diannensis were really cold hardy and these things had a touch of frost burn last winter.

Is there anyone that has seedling photos of these species with 100% confidence in the IDs?

So the story goes... I paid a lot of money for this Hongheensis seed from Garry at Cold Palm. Sim Lav, whom I believe to be one of the more astute cycad dudes is positive this is not Hongheensis. Guesses Diannensis. I’ll alert him to this thread and he can explain as he has excellent knowledge of the history behind this species. I contacted Garry a few weeks back and I’m sure he too knows it was not true Hongheensis - which totally sucks. 

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LJG
4 hours ago, Meangreen94z said:

Yeah, they look different than the one I bought from NorthTexasColdHardyPalms.

Outside a Montgomery Botanical Center connection, I wonder where their seed came from? 

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Turtlesteve
4 minutes ago, LJG said:

So the story goes... I paid a lot of money for this Hongheensis seed from Garry at Cold Palm. Sim Lav, whom I believe to be one of the more astute cycad dudes is positive this is not Hongheensis. Guesses Diannensis. I’ll alert him to this thread and he can explain as he has excellent knowledge of the history behind this species. I contacted Garry a few weeks back and I’m sure he too knows it was not true Hongheensis - which totally sucks. 

Ok, thanks a bunch.  Curious to see what they actually are.  I went and studied my plants in detail and have to admit they do look like the (claimed) diannensis seedlings from Garry’s seed.  But, they didn’t really look the same as single leaf seedlings, and the seeds looked quite different.  The diannensis seeds were ovoid with flattened spots.  The seeds sold as hongheensis were spherical, no flattened spots, but had a pronounced sharp point on one end.  Maybe these features are simply not diagnostic...

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Mbc has a large female; no male. As far as I know I have the second largest hongheensis in the USA right around 30" trunk. Until my plant cones and produces pollen no hongheensis seed can be produced in the usa.  I'm putting it in the ground soon so with some luck that will happen asap.

The leaves look like a blue sage. Roughly same keel, width, and length.  I'll post a pic in the cycad thread the next time it flushes. 

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TexasColdHardyPalms

A few more leaves and I think we'll see that diannensis ripple leaf. 

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1 hour ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Mbc has a large female; no male. As far as I know I have the second largest hongheensis in the USA right around 30" trunk. Until my plant cones and produces pollen no hongheensis seed can be produced in the usa.  I'm putting it in the ground soon so with some luck that will happen asap.

The leaves look like a blue sage. Roughly same keel, width, and length.  I'll post a pic in the cycad thread the next time it flushes. 

Pics! :)

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Meangreen94z

Yeah looking at mine it looks like the leaves just aren’t as elongated yet. I had planned on buying more, good thing I didn’t. 

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