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Drayton Valley

January 28, 2008
4:10 PM

Post #4464734

I was blessed with one of these wonderful plants (Cycad Palm) at Christmas, but unfortunately, I've run into a major problem. It was bright green but now it is a sandy brown. I was told to water it once a week through the core of the bulb but it has just up an "croaked on me". Is there any hope to revive this wonderful plant?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.


This message was edited Jan 28, 2008 9:11 AM
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2008
6:34 PM

Post #4465449

Franki, I'm sorry, but I don't know anything at all about Cycads. "Sandy brown" doesn't sound good, and I'd check to make sure the soil and roots don't seem waterlogged -- repot immediately if so, or just take it out of the pot and put it on a paper plate while figuring out the next step.

Although the "Palms and Cycads" discussion group is for subscibers only, you might try posting a "Cycad needs emergency help" thread in the Beginners Houseplants forum,

Also, Plambob wrote a detailed article about cycads last year. See You might be able to find answers in his article.

Drayton Valley

February 2, 2008
9:08 PM

Post #4487250

Hi Critterologist,

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my query on Cycad Palms. I found the link you sent to me very informative and very helpful on a few of my other questions. Thanks Again!

Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

February 3, 2008
6:25 AM

Post #4489097

You're welcome!

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