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Cycad cones and flushes


Urban Rainforest

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After looking at all of these photos I have decided to poison all my cycads. I have had them for years and the majority of them are still in the seedling stage. Only 3 were big enough to plant this year and none of them has any kind of trunk. Guess they just dont like me. :(

Peachy

I came. I saw. I purchased

 

 

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Warm subtropical, with occasional frosts.

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Great shots Kurt !

How big are the plants under the cones ?

I was taking pictures of a bunch of blue cycads when I came across this one that I had not seen in a long time.

Another happy Encephalartos ........

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Happy growing,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

George I could say what this hybrid?.

All the best.

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After looking at all of these photos I have decided to poison all my cycads. I have had them for years and the majority of them are still in the seedling stage. Only 3 were big enough to plant this year and none of them has any kind of trunk. Guess they just dont like me. :(

Peachy

Peachy,

I've never found them to grow fast until I got them in the ground.

Of course I bought an Encephalartos gratus and a Dioon edule about seven years ago with one inch caudexs (2.5 cms) and planted both in the ground and the E. gratus has grown a little quicker. The E. gratus now has an eight inch (20 cm) caudex and five foot (1.5 M) leaves while the D. edule still has a one inch caudex and foot long leaves.. :(

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Zamia variegate with new flush in habitat (Belize).

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Palm Beach Palm and Cycad Society Member (IPS Affiliate)

North Palm Beach

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Great shots Kurt !

How big are the plants under the cones ?

I was taking pictures of a bunch of blue cycads when I came across this one that I had not seen in a long time.

Another happy Encephalartos ........

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Happy growing,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

George I could say what this hybrid?.

All the best.

Looks to me to be arenarius x horridus

Braden

Braden de Jong

 

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Just love the wavy foliage of scratchleyana Brad ,, its looking up to scratch now :rolleyes:

Got a new leaf on a young Zamia purpurea .

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Michael in palm paradise,

Tully, wet tropics in Australia, over 4 meters of rain every year.

Home of the Golden Gumboot, its over 8m high , our record annual rainfall.

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I was at the Southern California palm Society meeting at the Huntington Botanical Garden yesterday. Of all the nice cycads the garden has this fresh flush of a Zamia neurophyllidia from Panama really caught my attention!!! These leafs are about 4" long...

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I know it's a bit off topic because it's not flushing or coneing...

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There E. latifrons with 4' + tall caudex!

Randy

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Thanks for the photos, Randy. The first looks more like the lowand, mainland plant from Bocas del Toro -- which is now considered to be Z. skinneri.

Jody

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That warm spring like weather we had in Jan. got a couple of my Cycads cranking early this year. Here are a couple of E. Sclavoi throwing a nice multi row flush.post-351-021284300 1329706745_thumb.jpgpost-351-005305000 1329706790_thumb.jpg

Urban Rainforest Palms,Cycads and Exotics. Were in San Diego Ca. about 5 miles from the beach on Tecolote canyon. It seems to be an ideal growing climate with moderate temps. and very little frost. Vacation Rental in Leilani Estates, big island Hi PM me if interested in staying there.

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And this is turning into one of my favorite Cycads. The flush starts out brown and then turns sky blue :drool: . Cycas Cairnsiana.post-351-021426000 1329707037_thumb.jpgpost-351-047866000 1329707120_thumb.jpg

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Urban Rainforest Palms,Cycads and Exotics. Were in San Diego Ca. about 5 miles from the beach on Tecolote canyon. It seems to be an ideal growing climate with moderate temps. and very little frost. Vacation Rental in Leilani Estates, big island Hi PM me if interested in staying there.

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Nice cycas Stevo!

I just bought a big collection of blue cycas recently and they are absolutely beautiful.

Here is a pic of the biggest cycas cairnsiana in the collection I got:

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Braden de Jong

 

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Here is a pic of Cycas Angulata blue. This is one of the biggest cycads I have ever moved. It is about twice as fat in diameter as a normal sago. I greatly underestimated the weight before I began the excavation process. The base of the trunk had a huge wide swollen base about 25'' in diameter which added a crazy amount of weight. After I chopped it out of the ground, I had to keep mounding soil underneath it to rise it up since it was too heavy for three guys to lift. I estimated the total weight to be appx 800 pounds. It was so heavy that the weight totally bent my tail gate on my F250 truck when leaning it in the bed.

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Braden de Jong

 

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Here is the same species, cycas angulata but much smaller. This angulata is the same age as the big one in the post above; just didn't grow as fast.

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Braden de Jong

 

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This is another recent big removal. This specie is Macrozamia macdonnellii. I just took it out of my greenhouse and popped it in the garden since we are having a early Spring in Southern CA.

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Braden de Jong

 

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This is another recent big removal. This specie is Macrozamia macdonnellii. I just took it out of my greenhouse and popped it in the garden since we are having a early Spring in Southern CA.

Wow and Woah..!

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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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Braden, That Cairnsiana must be ancient! I've had mine a long time and it only has a 4" caudex. Moving that Angulata looked like a real workout :blink: . I have an Angulata in a 5 gal. looking nice. Another blue Cycas I have is Platyphylla. That pic of your Macrozamia Macdonnellii does'nt do it justice. It looks SO much better in person. In fact It's hands down one of the most beautifull Cycads I've ever seen. I just planted that big blue Longi that I got from you and 7 other blue Encephalartos. Thanks again for the nice Lati's and the other sweet deals!

Stevo

Urban Rainforest Palms,Cycads and Exotics. Were in San Diego Ca. about 5 miles from the beach on Tecolote canyon. It seems to be an ideal growing climate with moderate temps. and very little frost. Vacation Rental in Leilani Estates, big island Hi PM me if interested in staying there.

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Braden, That Cairnsiana must be ancient! I've had mine a long time and it only has a 4" caudex. Moving that Angulata looked like a real workout :blink: . I have an Angulata in a 5 gal. looking nice. Another blue Cycas I have is Platyphylla. That pic of your Macrozamia Macdonnellii does'nt do it justice. It looks SO much better in person. In fact It's hands down one of the most beautifull Cycads I've ever seen. I just planted that big blue Longi that I got from you and 7 other blue Encephalartos. Thanks again for the nice Lati's and the other sweet deals!

Stevo

I remember them boys digging out a similar plant from your yard last year.

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Braden, That Cairnsiana must be ancient! I've had mine a long time and it only has a 4" caudex. Moving that Angulata looked like a real workout :blink: . I have an Angulata in a 5 gal. looking nice. Another blue Cycas I have is Platyphylla. That pic of your Macrozamia Macdonnellii does'nt do it justice. It looks SO much better in person. In fact It's hands down one of the most beautifull Cycads I've ever seen. I just planted that big blue Longi that I got from you and 7 other blue Encephalartos. Thanks again for the nice Lati's and the other sweet deals!

Stevo

I remember them boys digging out a similar plant from your yard last year.

Hey Big Frond, Yeah they showed up with a shovel and cash and a dealio I could'nt refuse. They got my huge coning female Kisambo and my even huger coning male Whitelockii. It's all good as I can see them anytime at Braden's nursery. Things have changed since then and were staying in San Diego for now so I've started replanting LOTS of Cycads.

Stevo

Urban Rainforest Palms,Cycads and Exotics. Were in San Diego Ca. about 5 miles from the beach on Tecolote canyon. It seems to be an ideal growing climate with moderate temps. and very little frost. Vacation Rental in Leilani Estates, big island Hi PM me if interested in staying there.

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Steve you should post some pic of your yard now with the new and missing plants. BTW, is the move on hold?

Big Frond, Yeah move is on hold for now. I'll get some pics up this spring for sure.

Stevo

Urban Rainforest Palms,Cycads and Exotics. Were in San Diego Ca. about 5 miles from the beach on Tecolote canyon. It seems to be an ideal growing climate with moderate temps. and very little frost. Vacation Rental in Leilani Estates, big island Hi PM me if interested in staying there.

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Moved to the other side of the building, and this guy has been getting direct sun for about a month or so:

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Only the 2nd flush this Sago has had since I inherited it almost 5 years ago. And the first one I'm actually home to see. They're all Fuzzy!

"Ph'nglui mglw'napalma Funkthulhu R'Lincolnea wgah'palm fhtagn"
"In his house at Lincoln, dread Funkthulhu plants palm trees."

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Moved to the other side of the building, and this guy has been getting direct sun for about a month or so:

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Only the 2nd flush this Sago has had since I inherited it almost 5 years ago. And the first one I'm actually home to see. They're all Fuzzy!

Only your second flush?? I did an experiment one summer (Sago's are cheap out here) and fertilized a potted plant with Osmocote -- with minors, and a daily dose of one gallon of water and a table spoon of fish fertilizer. I got five flushes that summer.

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Maybe I'll give it got gook and see how much it goes this year!

"Ph'nglui mglw'napalma Funkthulhu R'Lincolnea wgah'palm fhtagn"
"In his house at Lincoln, dread Funkthulhu plants palm trees."

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its that time again, and mine as well keep this topic going, here is a nice little princeps beggining its flush

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a bluish/green arenarius that has just grown like a monster,this plant was purchased as a 1" plant 2 years ago and is now 6"+

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thought this was cool and just noticed it the other day, its not flushing yet but last year it coned and split the growing point into two, should look cool as a double headed arenarius... :drool:

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Okay. Okay. Maybe I do need to try to learn about cycads. These are all really nice! Perhaps I need to start a separate "cycad wish list" for when I finish putting my children through college? Or maybe try germinating some seeds? Thanks for the inspiration everyone! If anyone has photos of the cycads recently identified for me on this forum, even if they are not treasured spp. please post them. I'm doing an internet (and Palmtalk)search but the more photos the better! If anyone wants to direct me as to ones that would like (or hate) my mostly 65-85 degree F humid Puerto Rican mountainous environment, please let me know. I have sun or shade, but lots of rain most months.

Cindy Adair

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The very first to be pollinated this past winter and the first to fall apart.

Checked for embryos right away and was happy to find some (very small ones).

A number of E.lehmannii cones that were pollinated a week later are still hard as a rock and will most likely need a couple months more.

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Happy coning,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

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Happy growing,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

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Here's a few new flushes.

My Cycas debaoensis X Cycas revoluta is getting an interesting flush. Compare that to a regular C. revoluta. Also my Dioon spinulosum is flushing and even my little Cycas cairnsiana

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Hi Richard,

what are you protecting the Cycas hybrid from ? Rabbits ?

Happy growing,

George Sparkman

cycads-n-palms.com

Rabbits and gophers. The cage extends below ground. My other C. debaoensis x C. revoluta got chewed on by rabbits and a gopher finally got ahold of it and pulled it under. I dug it up and replanted it but it hasn't grown yet. I don't know if it's going to make it.

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Here are a couple of pictures of Encephalartos lehmannii (Kirkwood) x horridus (Steytlerville) that have about 2.5" caudices with pups popping out all over the place.

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Happy growing,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

Happy growing,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

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