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Ok,ya talked me into bragging..here's my pride and joy C.circinalis.Although my 30+ year old edule is in between flushes it also -due to age alone -is my other cycad son.

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And my camera doesnt show the fresh grass green of the fronds..when Neo finds the perfect inexpensive camera-let me know!

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Some new flushes around The Cycad Center garden in Fallbrook today

Encephalatos arenarius

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Encephalartos ferox

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More to come

Now living the life in Childers, Queensland.

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Enc. dyerianus x Enc middleburgensis

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Enc. latifrons x Enc arenarius

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Now living the life in Childers, Queensland.

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Here's a few of mine that I have pictures of:

Zamia furfuracea

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Matt R - Katy, TX

Elevation 100ft (30m) - Zone 9a

Gumbo (clay) soil

Summer (May-Sep) Highs - upper-90'sºF (37ºC) Hot Humid

Winter (Dec-Jan) Lows - upper-30’sºF (3ºC) Mild/Cool Humid

Yearly Minimum - 26º (-4ºC). 1989 Record Low 6º (-14ºC).

50-60 inches rain annual

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Cycas Nova Wilailak (+ Zamia vazquezii) - I love these almost iridescent leaves

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Matt R - Katy, TX

Elevation 100ft (30m) - Zone 9a

Gumbo (clay) soil

Summer (May-Sep) Highs - upper-90'sºF (37ºC) Hot Humid

Winter (Dec-Jan) Lows - upper-30’sºF (3ºC) Mild/Cool Humid

Yearly Minimum - 26º (-4ºC). 1989 Record Low 6º (-14ºC).

50-60 inches rain annual

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Dioon spinulosum (finally a flush - after 7 months in the ground!)

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Matt R - Katy, TX

Elevation 100ft (30m) - Zone 9a

Gumbo (clay) soil

Summer (May-Sep) Highs - upper-90'sºF (37ºC) Hot Humid

Winter (Dec-Jan) Lows - upper-30’sºF (3ºC) Mild/Cool Humid

Yearly Minimum - 26º (-4ºC). 1989 Record Low 6º (-14ºC).

50-60 inches rain annual

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Still waiting for the Encephalartos natalensis...sure looks yellow  :(

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Matt R - Katy, TX

Elevation 100ft (30m) - Zone 9a

Gumbo (clay) soil

Summer (May-Sep) Highs - upper-90'sºF (37ºC) Hot Humid

Winter (Dec-Jan) Lows - upper-30’sºF (3ºC) Mild/Cool Humid

Yearly Minimum - 26º (-4ºC). 1989 Record Low 6º (-14ºC).

50-60 inches rain annual

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Nice, Matt.  I passed on some cardboard palms that were really cheap at Houston palm tree because I thought they weren't hardy (not that that's ever stopped me before).  What cycads do well for you?

Zone 10B, starting 07/01/2013

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I've had this cardboard palm for 8-9 years.  I bought it as a 15 gal with 3 heads.  It now has about 15 growing points - been growing in the ground for 6 years (transplanted 3 times).  The coldest temps it has seen is about 24F.  It completely defoliated, but came back strong the next year.

I'm still experimenting with cycads - I've planted e.ferox, e.natalensis, d.edule (3 varieties), d.spinulosum, d.merolae, c.nova wilailak and z.floridana in my landscape in the last year (several others in pots).  So far, the zamias & dioons seem to be doing the best here (no surprise).  My yard is kind of small so I can't get too carried away with palms - although I seem to keep finding new places to plant those too  :D

I figure the cycads will be easiest to protect when the big cold snap finally hits.  If worse comes to worst, I can always dig them up to protect them.

Thanks,

Matt

Matt R - Katy, TX

Elevation 100ft (30m) - Zone 9a

Gumbo (clay) soil

Summer (May-Sep) Highs - upper-90'sºF (37ºC) Hot Humid

Winter (Dec-Jan) Lows - upper-30’sºF (3ºC) Mild/Cool Humid

Yearly Minimum - 26º (-4ºC). 1989 Record Low 6º (-14ºC).

50-60 inches rain annual

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One group of coonties (never stop flushing actually) and a d.edule palma sola (2nd flush this year - still pretty small though) ...

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Matt R - Katy, TX

Elevation 100ft (30m) - Zone 9a

Gumbo (clay) soil

Summer (May-Sep) Highs - upper-90'sºF (37ºC) Hot Humid

Winter (Dec-Jan) Lows - upper-30’sºF (3ºC) Mild/Cool Humid

Yearly Minimum - 26º (-4ºC). 1989 Record Low 6º (-14ºC).

50-60 inches rain annual

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An older dioon edule (and another rainy day)...

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Matt R - Katy, TX

Elevation 100ft (30m) - Zone 9a

Gumbo (clay) soil

Summer (May-Sep) Highs - upper-90'sºF (37ºC) Hot Humid

Winter (Dec-Jan) Lows - upper-30’sºF (3ºC) Mild/Cool Humid

Yearly Minimum - 26º (-4ºC). 1989 Record Low 6º (-14ºC).

50-60 inches rain annual

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Another dioon spinulosum (flushed a few weeks ago).

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Matt R - Katy, TX

Elevation 100ft (30m) - Zone 9a

Gumbo (clay) soil

Summer (May-Sep) Highs - upper-90'sºF (37ºC) Hot Humid

Winter (Dec-Jan) Lows - upper-30’sºF (3ºC) Mild/Cool Humid

Yearly Minimum - 26º (-4ºC). 1989 Record Low 6º (-14ºC).

50-60 inches rain annual

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The blue E.ferox is a good investment.I haven't seen a bad one in our area.Price,and finding one is the tough part.You have a fine start Matt.

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A picture of my Encephalartos villosus still throwing!!

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Dave Hughson

Carlsbad, Ca

1 mile from ocean

Zone 10b

Palm freaks are good peeps!!!!!

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  • 2 weeks later...

Dioon something...

Was told Purposii when I bought it, don't think so now..

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Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."   ,  "Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

I do some experiments and learning in my garden with palms so you don't have to experience the pain! Look at my old threads to find various observations and tips!

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Definitely not a dioon purpusii,  hope you did't pay purpusii prices for it,

It looks like a Dioon edule var "jacala"

Still a stunning plant with the purple emergant leaves

Now living the life in Childers, Queensland.

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Thanks for the help Bruce, I've got various other pics, but can't get them small enough to post :(

Bill

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."   ,  "Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

I do some experiments and learning in my garden with palms so you don't have to experience the pain! Look at my old threads to find various observations and tips!

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What qualifies as a flush?  My Cycas taitungensis has been producing one leaf every 4-6 since I got it last August as a two leaf seedling.  It is now pushing up three new leaves together, so does this qualify as it's first flush.

My new camera is due soon, so I'll post a picture soon thereafter.

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Corey Lucas-Divers

Dorset, UK

Ave Jul High 72F/22C (91F/33C Max)

Ave Jul Low 52F/11C (45F/7C Min)

Ave Jan High 46F/8C (59F/15C Max)

Ave Jan Low 34F/1C (21F/-6C Min)

Ave Rain 736mm pa

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dioon edule "rio verde", not as exotic as some but ......

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Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Abraham Lincoln

The way of the transgressor is hard

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cycas clivicola

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Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Abraham Lincoln

The way of the transgressor is hard

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red/brown emergent leaf color

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Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Abraham Lincoln

The way of the transgressor is hard

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(Neofolis @ Jul. 22 2006,04:33)

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What qualifies as a flush?  My Cycas taitungensis has been producing one leaf every 4-6 since I got it last August as a two leaf seedling.  It is now pushing up three new leaves together, so does this qualify as it's first flush.

My new camera is due soon, so I'll post a picture soon thereafter.

I think if its 1 leaf, its "throwing a leaf" if its more than 1, "its throwing a flush".  

But what do I know??

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."   ,  "Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

I do some experiments and learning in my garden with palms so you don't have to experience the pain! Look at my old threads to find various observations and tips!

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Here's some fresh leaves on coonties, with caladiums (Gingerland variety from a Lake Placid grower) and a rouge plant (Rivina humilis) peeking up in the upper left corner.  I left seeds from a female cone in the bed, and they came up conveniently on their own under the caladium blanket.

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Fla. climate center: 100-119 days>85 F
USDA 1990 hardiness zone 9B
Current USDA hardiness zone 10a
4 km inland from Indian River; 27º N (equivalent to Brisbane)

Central Orlando's urban heat island may be warmer than us

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Zamia roezlii

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Trinidad!  Southernmost island in the Caribbean.

So many plants, So little space.

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