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!
I'm trying to figure out what I have here, 2 young palms but maybe enough features now to narrow it down. Any ideas?
Seedling #1 - Very lush green, aggressive root system, fast grower, looking like a Phoenix (maybe Canary or long shot rupicola) or I could be way off.
Seedling #2 - Green with blue hue, moderate grower that seems to be getting a little faster, originally thought blue minor but it's been growing an above grown trunk.
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.
I was away for a few days and returned to my sago palm flush looking like this.
The fronds leaflets seem short and when it finishes unraveling looks like its going to be skinny. Also i notice some of the new fronds are curving downward.
Is this a water issue? I have three irrigation lines on it with no top. I also had someone water it by hose once while I was gone.
Also I notice the fronds a little yellow.
Is there any saving this flush?
P.s I love in arizona and it has been pretty hot.