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Cycad cones and flushes


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The reason I ask is if it is a female I was going to try to hybridize it with my Whitelockii :drool: . I know Horridus has been crossed with Natalensis and Arenarius and others so do you think it is possible :hmm: ? Imagine a blue Cycad the size of a Whitelockii :blink: Here is a side view of the cone.

Stevo

Sure looks like a female, Stevo. If you get any viable seeds from the cross, please keep me in mind!

I have two seedlilngs of E. ferox X trispinosus, and I am looking forward to watching them grow.

Jody

Thanks Jody! I hope she is a female because with 8 male Whitelockii cones I'll have loads of pollen! I will keep you in mind if they set.

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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Looks female to me as well. That could be an incredible cross Stevo, you have to try, please :D

Matt, I'm just crazy enough that I will try it . I think it would make one freaky cross fore sure! I'll keep everyone updated.

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 guys,

New to palmtalk , well actually I've been lurking for over a year or so. I have a female horridus that looks just like yours Stevo so my quess is that yours is Female also. I've included a picture of my Tri also in cone mode I'm not sure if the Tri is Male or Female yet ???post-3920-1255128326_thumb.jpg

Tropic Cal, Welcome to Palm Talk and nice collection you have there!!! Thanks for the tips.

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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The reason I ask is if it is a female I was going to try to hybridize it with my Whitelockii :drool: . I know Horridus has been crossed with Natalensis and Arenarius and others so do you think it is possible :hmm: ? Imagine a blue Cycad the size of a Whitelockii :blink: Here is a side view of the cone.

Stevo

Sure looks like a female, Stevo. If you get any viable seeds from the cross, please keep me in mind!

I have two seedlilngs of E. ferox X trispinosus, and I am looking forward to watching them grow.

Jody

Jody, I have 3 crosses Of E. Horridus and E. Blue Longifolious I bought as 1 leafers and I can't wait to see how they turn out!

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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Nine months before this picture it did the same thing - male cone & half a flush.

It makes it easy the take pictures of the cone.

In the past 18 months this plant has produced 9 pups in addition to the two male cones.

It has a total of 11 pups now, the largest being 5-6 inches.

Happy growing,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

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Happy growing,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

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BS Man - How is your blue aurenarius doing?? Give us an update

Which one?

The "true" blue?

the "not true" but blue one?

or the big blue sorta blue one from Mardy?

:huh:

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."

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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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BS Man - How is your blue aurenarius doing?? Give us an update

Which one?

The "true" blue?

the "not true" but blue one?

or the big blue sorta blue one from Mardy?

:huh:

I forgot which one now. I'm so confused. Why not show us all of them-- hehe

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Gene

Manila, Philippines

53 feet above sea level - inland

Hot and dry in summer, humid and sticky monsoon season, perfect weather Christmas time

http://freakofnaturezzz.blogspot.com/

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I have a very good number of Encephalartos cones this season

and a bunch more males then I need for the matching females.

On a few species I have a handful extra male cones.

Some are getting close to shedding the pollen.

I prefer using fresh pollen.

Available pollen:

E.lehmannii

E.trispinosus - several different characteristics/looks

E.horridus - several different characteristics/looks

E.lebomboensis

E.longifolius (bluish & jubertina - really blue)

E.arenarius (very bluish)

E.princeps

E.altensteinii

E.natalensis

E.manikensis

Please email me for further information at george@cycads-n-palms.com if you have female cones in need of specific pollen.

Happy coning,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

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Happy growing,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

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George, You have a very nice collection! Good to know about the available pollen too.

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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Thanks Steve !

I have recieved several emails from interested people that live outside the United States.

I can only send pollen within the US because pollen is regulated by Cites (and I want to be able to get seed in return).

I will update the list in a few days since some species are producing a lot of interest.

Please email me for further information at george@cycads-n-palms.com if you have female cones in need of specific pollen.

Happy coning,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

Happy growing,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

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My Cycas Debaoensis just put out a ginormous new leaf --its about 6.5 feet tall.

It went dormant for about 8 months then this came out. I like the way the sun hits it.

I have a lot of Photos but they are huge so I can only post them 1 at a time. Uploading is a b#it@$ so here's a link to my blog if you want to see it from more angles.

Here's the link:

http://freakofnaturezzz.blogspot.com/

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Gene

Manila, Philippines

53 feet above sea level - inland

Hot and dry in summer, humid and sticky monsoon season, perfect weather Christmas time

http://freakofnaturezzz.blogspot.com/

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George- Nice to know you enjoyed the blog. Its kind of varied by way of the topics I post ,but there are definitely posts that will be about the gardens and exotic plants that I am introducing to the house. You can just click on the labels on the right side to filter the topics that might interest you. Besides the plant posts, I'd like to suggest that you check out "The Plaque" ( the story sin 3 parts) and "House Junk 1 and 2" - I get the most reactions and feedback from people on those.

I in turn enjoy your Encephalartos photos!

Gene

Manila, Philippines

53 feet above sea level - inland

Hot and dry in summer, humid and sticky monsoon season, perfect weather Christmas time

http://freakofnaturezzz.blogspot.com/

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Available pollen: Updated 11/7/09

E.lehmannii

E.trispinosus - several different characteristics/looks

E.horridus - several different characteristics/looks

E.horridus x arenarius (extreme blue)

E.lebomboensis

E.longifolius (bluish & jubertina - really blue)

E.arenarius

E.arenarius (very bluish)

E.princeps

E.altensteinii

E.altensteinii - Bushman's River

E.altensteinii x trispinosus

E.manikensis

E.natalensis

E.natalensis - High Flats

E.senticosus

E.villosus

D.sonorense

D.sonorense var. Bacanora

Please email me for further information at george@cycads-n-palms.com if you have female cones in need of pollen.

As long as correct records are kept I am open to creating interesting crosses.

Happy coning,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

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Happy growing,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

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While not rare this is one of my favorite flushes because it is so fuzzy that when the fronds emerge they look like rabbits paws. The caudex is fuzzy as well. Encephalartos Manikensis.

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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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Close up.

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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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And a pic of the whole plant in late season flush mode.

Stevo

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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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I hadnt seen this species cone before in my garden -- M. communis . I was in the garden after the heavy rains and seeing 2 plants in the beginnings of coning.

Best regards

Ed

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I posted a pic of my Encephalartos Manikensis recently just starting to push. Well it ended up throwing a 17 frond double row flush! Here it is and the new fronds are still soft.

Stevo

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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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Here is a pic of my E. Horridus cone. Does it look like it is receptive yet? If she is I am ready to blast her with copious amounts of E. Whitelockii pollen. If I get viable seed I'm going to name them Encephalartos Freakyensis :drool: .

Stevo

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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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Here is the studly Encephalartos Whitelockii with 9 cones hangin :blink: .

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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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I still have lots of Cycads flushing for late Dec. Here is E. Trispinosus.

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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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E. Sclavoi... better late than never :rolleyes: .

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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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E. Lehmannii

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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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This one I purchased as Zamia Ipetiensis. It has huge leaflets like Zamia Splendens.

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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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