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And last but not least the poor mans Cycad E. Villosus coning.

Stevo

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Hey, I've got a question:

I've got an E. horridus that's flushing right now. It's in a pot and I noticed it when I was picking up after the wind storm a few weeks ago. I've since moved it into the greenhouse just so it's out of the cold and rain. Isn't that odd for E. horridus to flush righ now?

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

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Hi Matt,

I have some E.horridus flushing right now but more E.lehmannii & E.princeps.

The Blues don't seem to be bothered that much by our wintery weather.

The large green species on the other hand always run the risk of damage to emerging flushes due to high swirling winds in combination with added weight due to rain.

Happy growing,

George Sparkman

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Happy growing,

George Sparkman

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Good info George, thanks!

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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Yo Stevo, did you get that horridus pollinated?

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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Yo Stevo, did you get that horridus pollinated?

Matt, I always overkill everything :rolleyes: . She has so much pollen on her it looks like it snowed :blink: . And seven cones to go :drool: . I'm pollinating at intervals every couple of days. If they take one has your name on it :) .

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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George, That blue Arenarius is SWEET! I have a plant that looks very much like that that I thought I purchased as E. Horridus but it has much wider stacked leaflets that look exactly like my green Arenarius. Do you think this plant could be blue Arenarius?

Thanks,

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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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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Good morning Steve,

yours is E.horridus and not blue E.arenarius or E arenarius "Blue Form".

E.arenarius always emerges green and then turns blue, never emerges blue or purple.

The green emergent leaves on E.arenarius basically get to full size before turning blue.

In the end there are so many variables that color,shape,size and cones come into play.

Happy growing,

George Sparkman

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Happy growing,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

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Yo Stevo, did you get that horridus pollinated?

Matt, I always overkill everything :rolleyes: . She has so much pollen on her it looks like it snowed :blink: . And seven cones to go :drool: . I'm pollinating at intervals every couple of days. If they take one has your name on it :) .

Stevo

How can more not be better :) Thanks Stevo.

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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Here is a cycad that I rarely see here on PalmTalk, Encephalartos barteri.

Recent flush

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Female cone

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There are two plants. I am hoping that the next one cones in the coming year and is male. Any pollen out there?

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So many plants, So little space.

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This Zamia roezlii is growing really well and the leaves on this flush are over six feet long. I think that the plant needs to be taken out of the shadehouse before its next flush and placed into the ground.

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Trinidad!  Southernmost island in the Caribbean.

So many plants, So little space.

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Good morning Steve,

yours is E.horridus and not blue E.arenarius or E arenarius "Blue Form".

E.arenarius always emerges green and then turns blue, never emerges blue or purple.

The green emergent leaves on E.arenarius basically get to full size before turning blue.

In the end there are so many variables that color,shape,size and cones come into play.

Happy growing,

George Sparkman

Cycads-n-Palms.com

Thanks George, It's amazing how many forms of Horridus there are. I really like this wide leaf form.

Thanks again,

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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Yo Stevo, did you get that horridus pollinated?

Matt, I always overkill everything :rolleyes: . She has so much pollen on her it looks like it snowed :blink: . And seven cones to go :drool: . I'm pollinating at intervals every couple of days. If they take one has your name on it :) .

Stevo

How can more not be better :) Thanks Stevo.

As I always say "Mo bigga mo betta" :) .

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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These two pics of my Encephalartos munchii were taken on 10/12/20. The leaves are kinda blue.

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These two pics were taken on 10/17/08. Just 5 days later and a bit more color!

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Thats a very nice blue munchii Randy.

Len

Vista, CA (Zone 10a)

Shadowridge Area

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-- Alfred Austin

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Zamia encephalartoides, finally waking up (first picture taken one month before):

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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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Braden, Those Encephalartos ROCK :drool: . I especially like the Nubi and the Latifrons! Thanks for posting.

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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Here is an interesting cycad. This is a spineless form of E. trispinosus that flushed last year with crazy orange leaves. It most likely was lacking some nutrients so I gave it some grow power and it darkened up as the leaves hardened. Anyway, I thought it was interesting!

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That is sweet Braden, too bad they don't do that all the time.

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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With the warm, mild winter and all the rain this year my Cycads are starting to go off early. Here are a few pics I took today. The first one is a Ceratozamia Sp. I was given 2 pups years ago by a client who was given pups many years before that. Now one of mine has pups all the way around it :drool: . Anyhows I was hoping Jody or one of the other experts could give me an ID. on this one. It has a beautifull lime green flush. I don't believe it is Mexicana as the leaflets seem too wide and I believe Latifolia has a bronze push.

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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 bought as Cycas Circinalis. While common it is my tallest Cycad. Here she is throwing a cone.post-351-12701682507204_thumb.jpgpost-351-12701682967508_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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Here Is Encephalartos Kisambo with female cones and starting to throw a monster flush.post-351-12701685487912_thumb.jpg

And a pic of the whole plant.post-351-12701686364625_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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post-351-12701693050919_thumb.jpgpost-351-12701693538105_thumb.jpgI have several other Cycads just starting to push including a baseball size Horridus pup that I almost gave up on but I notice a couple fronds emerging on it today. Here is my biggest Horridus female. I pollinated it over a period of over 1 month with 9 Whitelockii cones worth of pollen :blink: . I know overkill :rolleyes: . Has anyone ever seen this cross. If she produces viable seed I'm going to take Freaky palm guys advice and call them Horrlocks And they will be freaky!!

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 pollinated it over a period of over 1 month with 9 Whitelockii cones worth of pollen :blink: . I know overkill :rolleyes: . Has anyone ever seen this cross. If she produces viable seed I'm going to take Freaky palm guys advice and call them Horrlocks And they will be freaky!!

Stevo

Stevo - keep us all posted on the Horrlocks - they should be awesome!!!

Hopefully it all works out.

Cheers, Kurt

Kurt

Living the dream in the Rainforest - Average annual rainfall over 4000 mm a year!!!

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post-351-12701693050919_thumb.jpgpost-351-12701693538105_thumb.jpgI have several other Cycads just starting to push including a baseball size Horridus pup that I almost gave up on but I notice a couple fronds emerging on it today. Here is my biggest Horridus female. I pollinated it over a period of over 1 month with 9 Whitelockii cones worth of pollen :blink: . I know overkill :rolleyes: . Has anyone ever seen this cross. If she produces viable seed I'm going to take Freaky palm guys advice and call them Horrlocks And they will be freaky!!

Stevo

"That girls a super freak, a super freak, she's super freaky yeowwwww"

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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