Ok... there is no Encephalartos plumosa, but if they had named this cycad based on appearance as opposed to naming it after someone, I think its pretty obvious that it should have been named "plumosa". Anyone else growing Encephalartos turneri that can either reinforce or refute my opinion? My male has remained solitary thus far without producing any basal suckers.
No offense to Ian Turner this cycads namesake, I'm sure it was a well deserved naming.
I’m in search of any footage of anything cycad related for a documentary over cycads. Would love to have anything you might have, especially of any plants in situ, their beauty, anatomy, etc.
All locations and identifying attributes will be censored for the plants’ protection. Give me a quick DM if you’re able to help out. Let me know if you have any questions and I’d be happy to answer.
Thanks in advance!
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?