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GO BO!!!! nice plants....

actually, this is the first mention I've ever seen you make about cycads on your property (perhaps I haven't been paying close enough attention though....)

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I'm sure I have posted cycad photos in the past, but it's certainly been infrequent. I'll see if I can find a few more cycads tomorrow... :lol:

Leilani Estates, 25 mls/40 km south of Hilo, Big Island of Hawai'i. Elevation 880 ft/270 m. Average rainfall 140 inches/3550 mm

 

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Bo, Those plants look awesome! George said if they are flushing and coning at the same time that they are happy plants. If thats the case you got some VERY HAPPY plants there :) . I bet the growth rate is just ridiculous there as well. That Laurentianus is gonna get HUGE :blink: . I'll have to plant some on my side of the pig fence :drool: .

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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hey george what are you using for a fertilizer? or are you not? just want to give my guys some juice

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George, did you just tell him to "pee off"? :lol:

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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George, did you just tell him to "pee off"? :lol:

I don't understand Bill.

I thought that was a real answer to the question.

I hope I did not unknowingly imply that.

Happy feeding,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

George, he was referring to your recommendation of urea... get it, "pee"?

Jody

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Thanks Jody.

George, George, George..... :)

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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Cycas guizhouensis X revoluta

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Cycas panzihouensis X revoluta

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Dioon merolae just starting

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I'll update these in a week or so.

Matt

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Matt in Temecula, CA

Hot and dry in the summer, cold with light frost in the winter. Halfway between the desert and ocean

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Woohoo. I just noticed that my little blue Encephalartos longifolius is flushing. It sent up two leaves each about two months apart last year. Maybe if I get lucky I'll get another couple in July or thereabouts. I planted this out just about two years ago exactly when the little caudex was about an inch and a half. I'd guess the caudex has just about doubled in size since then.

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With this one it is more the question :

Is it flushing because it is happy or is it trying to get attention so someone will give it's roots some more room ?

Two years ago it coned (female) and was ignored .........

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Happy flushing,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

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Happy growing,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

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This is a spectacular thread, thanks everyone for the marvelous photos!

Here's my small contribution, from a few of my Cycads:

Encephalartos hildebrandtii:

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Sirinhaém beach, 80 Km south of Recife - Brazil

Tropical oceanic climate, latitude 8° S

Temperature extremes: 25 to 31°C

2000 mm average rainfall, dry summers

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E. transvenosus (?):

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Sirinhaém beach, 80 Km south of Recife - Brazil

Tropical oceanic climate, latitude 8° S

Temperature extremes: 25 to 31°C

2000 mm average rainfall, dry summers

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E. gratus (?)

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Sirinhaém beach, 80 Km south of Recife - Brazil

Tropical oceanic climate, latitude 8° S

Temperature extremes: 25 to 31°C

2000 mm average rainfall, dry summers

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Zamia variegata (picta):

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Sirinhaém beach, 80 Km south of Recife - Brazil

Tropical oceanic climate, latitude 8° S

Temperature extremes: 25 to 31°C

2000 mm average rainfall, dry summers

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Dioon spinulosum:

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Sirinhaém beach, 80 Km south of Recife - Brazil

Tropical oceanic climate, latitude 8° S

Temperature extremes: 25 to 31°C

2000 mm average rainfall, dry summers

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Cycas angulata:

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Sirinhaém beach, 80 Km south of Recife - Brazil

Tropical oceanic climate, latitude 8° S

Temperature extremes: 25 to 31°C

2000 mm average rainfall, dry summers

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From left, bottom:

Zamia vasqueszii; Zamia loddigesii, Cycas dianannensis:

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Sirinhaém beach, 80 Km south of Recife - Brazil

Tropical oceanic climate, latitude 8° S

Temperature extremes: 25 to 31°C

2000 mm average rainfall, dry summers

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Zamia encephalartoides:

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Sirinhaém beach, 80 Km south of Recife - Brazil

Tropical oceanic climate, latitude 8° S

Temperature extremes: 25 to 31°C

2000 mm average rainfall, dry summers

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Small seedlings; Cycas corner:

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Sirinhaém beach, 80 Km south of Recife - Brazil

Tropical oceanic climate, latitude 8° S

Temperature extremes: 25 to 31°C

2000 mm average rainfall, dry summers

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Cycas circinalis:

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Sirinhaém beach, 80 Km south of Recife - Brazil

Tropical oceanic climate, latitude 8° S

Temperature extremes: 25 to 31°C

2000 mm average rainfall, dry summers

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Here is my humble contribution...

Dioon Edule Var. Rio Pescado

OK I'm new at this.... will someone PLEASE help.... with the picture situation, it is driving me nuts. I can't get large mega pixal images posted, and I can't seem to reduce my normal hi-res photos down to 250k-... And I see most of you posting large hi-res photos.... :huh::blink::angry::rage:

I've tried to figure this out, but I must be missing something. I have some flushing C. Mt Surprise pics I want to post...

Thanks

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I'm using something from shrinkpictures.com that is free online and I select the 600 pixel size for the resize. Like you, I am new to this.

Gene

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I'm using something from shrinkpictures.com that is free online and I select the 600 pixel size for the resize. Like you, I am new to this.

Gene

Thanks Gene... Let me give this a try.

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Cycas Sp. Mt. Surprise ( Cairnsiana I believe )

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Here is my humble contribution...

Dioon Edule Var. Rio Pescado

OK I'm new at this.... will someone PLEASE help.... with the picture situation, it is driving me nuts. I can't get large mega pixal images posted, and I can't seem to reduce my normal hi-res photos down to 250k-... And I see most of you posting large hi-res photos.... :huh::blink::angry::rage:

I've tried to figure this out, but I must be missing something. I have some flushing C. Mt Surprise pics I want to post...

Thanks

Dave...i'm hosting my photos on my own server...so i have no size restrictions. :)

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I'm using something from shrinkpictures.com that is free online and I select the 600 pixel size for the resize. Like you, I am new to this.

Gene

Gene thanks so much for that tip, its getting better..... and... I'm learning. Still.... Many folks pictures are still much larger, I definately want to get to the bottom of this situation.

Here's another.

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Cycas Cairnsiana

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I'm using something from shrinkpictures.com that is free online and I select the 600 pixel size for the resize. Like you, I am new to this.

Gene

Gene thanks so much for that tip, its getting better..... and... I'm learning. Still.... Many folks pictures are still much larger, I definately want to get to the bottom of this situation.

Here's another.

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Cycas Cairnsiana

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