By Matt in OC
Three cycads for sale. Pick up in east San Diego. $65/ea or best offer, but definitely want them gone ASAP! PM for more info.
Dioon Edule- 9” caudex
Cycas revoluta- 18” & 16 “ tall trunk
Zamia Furfuracia clump- about 5
I know its early but I am prepping for next summer! I am in Mesa arizona, so it gets hot here. Recently I have purchased some encephalartos cycads and a Dioon. I have all of them in pots and have zero shade in my yard. I am going to be building a 16×16 shade area next summer and I am wondering for encephalartos what would be your opinion on the best percentage? So far I have seen 50 percent, but wondering if anyone has had any luck with a lower percent.
As a side note, I am looking at aluminet shade cloth which acts as a mirror and reflects heat away from the shade structure.
Thanks for your time!
Hello all! Just wanted to get opinios on how fast it takes a cycad in the seedling stage to develop a caudex?
I know there are many types of cycads that grow and different rates.
My personal favorite cyads right now are encephalartos.
What is the typical rate from seedling to developing a small caudex for encephalartos?
Is it better to pay for something that has a caudex developed or stick with seedlings and watch them grow?
Also what is the typical amount of time for germination?
Hello!! Wanting to repot my encephalartos lehmannii into a nice pot as the pot it is currently in came from the nursery.
I am trying to figure out the best soil for it. My concern is if it drains too fast will it not be able to absorb water and nutrition.
I have two options I am thinking of and the screen shots show the ingredients. Is there one you would recommend based on the ingredients? I have tried black and gold before, just not sure if it would be considered too fast draining.
And if there is another kind of soil, I am all ears. :). I want to do this right as it will be in a pot for at least a few years.
Also I read online that terra cotta pots that are unglazed are the best option? Any thoughts on what would be best for here in arizona.
Thank you for your time.
By Jason S.
What species of cycad is this? The caudex is a bit smaller than a volleyball,