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edric
Oak Hill, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 3, 2010
1:11 PM

Post #7525145

A photo I took a couple of days ago at my Moms house, New Smyrna Beach, Island of Venezia. Anyone have any recomendations? I plan to germinate these, and the others as well, Ed

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palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


February 4, 2010
3:03 AM

Post #7527588

is there another Zamia around? If not, they are probably not fertile. If they are, they are very easy to germinate (like many palm seeds, only easier)
edric
Oak Hill, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 4, 2010
11:33 AM

Post #7528258

Thanks, yes, there are two large clumps of them, Ed

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


February 4, 2010
4:02 PM

Post #7528931

two different sexes for sure?
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

September 9, 2010
11:23 AM

Post #8089193

The leaves almost look like a carboard palm, but that is only a wild guess. I don't know if CBoard palms bloom.
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

September 9, 2010
4:27 PM

Post #8089685

The "Cardboard Palm" isn't actually a palm, it's a cycad. Cycads are non-flowering so they don't actually "bloom". There's separate male and female plants and they reproduce sexually (although some can reproduce asexually as well). The plants produce cones rather than flowers, the male cones having pollen and the female cones having the ovules. Edric's photo is of a female cone of Zamia furfuracea, commonly called Cardboard Palm.
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

September 9, 2010
5:47 PM

Post #8089838

Thanks, TBreeze. Now I know more about what I have.
Will I be able to determine if my cycad is a male or female before it produces a cone?
It's so slow growing!!!!
Lisa_Simi
Simi Valley, CA

September 9, 2010
9:35 PM

Post #8090263

Beautiful photo. I hope I'm replying to this correctly! I'm referring to the seeds you intend to propogate. Beautiful. I want to ask a question about my Cycads. I'm having problems with yellowing. I've tested the soil (thinking acid was off), but Ph is 6.5 - should be okay. I have one Cycad in bad, bad shape that does show as low on nitrogen & phosphorous. I'm sure that needs to be corrected, but does this account for yellowing? This plant started out yellowing and kept getting worse. Now all leaves have yellowing and the tips are brown. I have 2 other Cycads & they are in pots. They are yellowing but are actually a bit high in Nitrogen, Ph is okay (6.5 ish), but are low in Phosphorous & Potash. These two are just yellowing so far but I'm afraid they are going down the same road as the first one and I don't know what to do. Would greatly appreciate some thoughts & ideas. Thanks!

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


September 9, 2010
9:40 PM

Post #8090274

Simi is hot and dry and that is probably the cause of your yellowing.. .Zamias like humid and mod warm climates. Hard to keep these from yellowing in a dry climate, particularly in full sun. I have a good friend in Simi who has many of these in his front yard and they are all yellowy. Doubt fertilizer problems have anything to do with it.

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