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Post A new cycads season begin
Beginning in the greenhouse. :D

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Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:09 am
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The blue Cycads from Australia like Cycas cairnsiana are still rare to find. Not that the African blues are not just as impressive. I wonder if the Australians are just more tropical- too tropical- for the bay area?


Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:51 pm
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Hi Stan

I have Australian Cycas platyphylla, I grow as well as South African cycads and I see no problem here.

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Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:57 am
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In full sun
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Tue May 17, 2016 7:02 am
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As of now,the only Cycad to flush for me this early in the summer is Ceratozamia mexicana. It will awhile before the Cycas thoursii or Dioons edule and spinulosum move. Encephalartos ferox is a late summer flusher. Its in too much shade. My mini collection also has a Zamia and of course Cycas revoluta. E.lemanii is the only other I have plans to get...one day.


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Hey Stan
Yes, it is only the beginning but for a couple begins to grow,
but now there is a very cool !!

I have lehmannii of course, beautiful cycad.

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Tue May 17, 2016 5:05 pm
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Josef, those are beautiful specimens, it's obvious you're doing just the right things there............I'm awfully jealous :mrgreen:


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Tue May 17, 2016 5:19 pm
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Stunning collection. I'd have armed guards around it 24/7! In my pitiful collection Ceratozamia robusta, Zamia pseudoparasitica, and Encephalartos horridus are flushing now. Of these only the Ceratozamia was outside this winter, showing this species to be remarkably hardy in less than perfect conditions - mind you, they were brought in during frost events. All the Australian "blue" Cycas don't like winter outside - too wet and cold.

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From Australia I have only one representative of cycad platyphylla,
cultivate the same conditions as Encephalartos and no problem

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Wed May 18, 2016 5:15 am
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They have E.platyphylla at UC Berkeley. Planted out large,they have done...ok . Better then a cycad that likes very warm to hot conditions should be doing in Berkeley.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/163422/


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My Platyphylla heavily damaged by hailstorm, but already making new leaves


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What do you say? I say beautiful.

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Beautiful specimens Josef. Do you grow them in completely inorganic compost?

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Hi Tom
Yes, no organic material.
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Fantastic collection Josef sumptuous pictures I assume you must feed all these Cycads then what do you use and how often?


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Hi Kevin
I feed them every two weeks from March to October.
I switch between different kinds of fertilizer.
Josef


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