I have a number of Aloe species growing in my front area and often get volunteers from some of the smaller ones, but this particular plant looks different than the others. The primary one that I get seedlings from is my Aloe microstigmas. I actually assumed this was just another one when it first started to come up, but its leaves are much thicker. I've dispersed seeds from some of my larger species, such as Aloe ferox, africana and marlothii, and while this does remind me some of small ferox and marlothii, neither of them match up to what I remember mine looking like as small plants. So perhaps its a hybrid given the numbers of Aloe species I frequently have in bloom at the same time. Bees and humming birds love all the Aloes and will travel from plant to plant. I'll probably be excavating this to pot up soon, as its growing in a spot I don't really want it to. I'm curious if anyone has any small A ferox, marlothii or africana that they have photos of for comparison as I don't recall what mine looked like when at this size.
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.
Hi, first of all I apologise if I am not allowed to post here, or ask about seeds in this thread. I am not an IPS member, although I may join soon. Hopefully this thread does not get removed.
I have been having a nightmare the past few years trying to obtain certain hybrid seeds. It is still very difficult over here in the UK to source certain palms, especially hybrids. There are a number of types I have been looking out for, but I have not been able to get hold of them. For ages they were not available on RarePalmSeeds, then when I did finally manage to order some, the package never arrived. I also finally spotted some Jubaea x Syagrus on the bay, which I promptly ordered, however I was sent regular Jubaea seeds that still have not germinated after 9 months. Likewise, I ordered some mule palm seeds as well but received regular Butia Odorata. Only 1 has germinated so far and it is definitely Butia and not a cross breed with Syagrus. So that is incredibly disappointing.
Some of the ones I have been trying in vein to get for years now...
- Butia x Jubaea
- Butia x Parajubaea
- Butia x Syagrus Rom AKA 'Butyagrus' (priority)
- Jubaea x Syagrus Rom (priority)
- Jubaea x Butia x Syagrus Rom (Priority)
- Parajubaea x Jubaea
- Any other interesting cold hardy hybrids
If anyone has any seed of these going, or similar type crosses, I will happily pay for them. Or please do point me in the right direction of someone I can get them from. As mentioned, I have had a really hard time sourcing these here in the UK. Due to Brexit, the pandemic and now bans on palm imports, there is now a big palm shortage over here and imports are really difficult. EU countries are required to quarantine palms under strict conditions for at least 2 years before they can be sent to the UK, so many places no longer sell to the UK. So there is a shortage for anything besides Trachycarpus and CIDP. That means I have to go down the seed route, of which my efforts have so far been in vein. Hopefully someone has some of these seeds?
Many thanks, Ben
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!
Hello, I was wondering if the color of the stem at seedling size can identify which characteristics the palm will have (filifera or robusta)
you can see mine is almost entirely green but with a slight hue of red, where as some of my others are clearly red