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Palms and Cycads: Sego palm - need seed advice and ID please

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LazLo

LazLo
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 24, 2008
5:51 PM

Post #5826466

can anyone please tell me when is the right time to harvest seeds of sago palms?

the ones i have access to have giant golden blooms filled with HUGE pink, pollen covered seeds inside of them.

i will also be grateful to have the variety of sago palm identified for me.

thanks in advance for any and all advce from experienced folks.

ATBTY ~ ~ ŁazŁo

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LazLo

LazLo
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 24, 2008
5:52 PM

Post #5826471

here is a closer view of that blossom.

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palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


November 25, 2008
3:45 AM

Post #5828515

variety? There is only one variety of Sago palm. Unless you are referring to sex (that is a female). Seeds are only going to be viable if there has been some pollinator around and a male in cone somewhere nearby about the same time.
ashjuniper
Austin, TX

November 25, 2008
5:06 AM

Post #5828667

The only cycad called Sago Palm is Cycas revoluta---it's very commonly planted in the Austin area. The photo you sent is of a female cone---not a blossom---cycads don't have flowers, they are not flowering plants. Palmbob's right---the only way to get viable seeds is if there was a male plant with cones nearby. The seeds are located on the inner side of those leaflike sporophylls that make up the cone---the seeds are large and turn bright red as they mature. You ought to check out the Hartman Prehistoric Garden in Zilker Park if you're interested in cycads.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2009
9:01 PM

Post #7145446

And be careful when you go picking those seeds. I discovered I might be allergic to them after I had picked 30 or so one day. Afterwards, my arms felt like I had worked with fiberglass and were red with raised, itchy, red welts.

Next time: Gloves and long sleeves!
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 7, 2009
9:06 PM

Post #7145451

envious of your ability to collect seeds from them...they don't exactly grow alot of them around here...LOL

LazLo

LazLo
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2009
9:52 PM

Post #7145595

if anyone is interested i have a lot of these sago palm seeds available for good trades, pls see my WANT list and get me in DMail if you want to trade or get for postage and SAE.

~ Łaz

wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2009
11:30 PM

Post #7145912

I have male pups if anyone wants, small to medium sizes.
Here's parent plant picture.

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trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 7, 2009
11:49 PM

Post #7146028

me me me...I'm silly but I love the palms...wonder If I got a palm big enough if I could grow my passie, or a climbing rose on one? now wouldn't that be a funky combination?
wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 8, 2009
12:09 AM

Post #7146092

You know they're Sago Palms, right?
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/140226/
This was large when planted in 1971.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 8, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #7146124

I have a miniture rose that is a climber doesn't get too big or bushy that would look cool planted growing around that...

Hey that is awesome...that one would stay small enough to be planted in the planthouse and not have to worry about moving it!
wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 8, 2009
12:38 AM

Post #7146196

I have mini roses that never bloom. And yes you can have, how many? There are a couple of big ones. About the size of grapefriut. The smaller ones have set root already. Have like 40 or more small to medium.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 8, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #7146306

mini's that never bloom? isn't that kind of the reason you buy roses, for the bloom? I have plenty of mini's that bloom if you want some cuttings

and I will take anything you want to send, just let me know the postage and I will pay you for that
angedawn47
Lake Charles, LA

April 11, 2010
6:52 PM

Post #7698153

Does anyone know how long it takes for Sago palm pups to root? What conditions do I need to root these pups?
angedawn47
Lake Charles, LA

April 14, 2010
12:22 AM

Post #7704213

I was wondering how long it takes for Sago Palm pups to root. We have removed tons of them.
wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 19, 2010
7:01 AM

Post #7717684

Make sure they are dry, a couple of days. Then I soak them in MG Quickstart a couple of minutes, say 10. Then I plant them almost on top of the soil then water them with the rest of whats left of the quickstart and don't touch them. In maybe 2 months they will have roots starting and then you will see a shoot of green palm come up. That's my way. There are other ways.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 13, 2010
10:45 PM

Post #8098050

You sent me two seeds.. I planted them in February.. here they are this am.. Aren't they so cute?

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LazLo

LazLo
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 14, 2010
1:23 PM

Post #8099037


very, very cute, Debra! thanks for letting me get a look!

delzell
Los Angeles, CA

September 21, 2010
12:02 PM

Post #8112156

I was at the Huntington yesterday and they had Cycas Circinalis also called Sago Palm. Whey would the be? They also had the Revoluta called the Sago Palm which it is. This was in the area of the the Owner's Home the area of the cycad collection.
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

September 21, 2010
10:53 PM

Post #8113380

Sago Palm is a real palm, Metroxylon sagu, and is used to produce the staple food in New Guinea and parts of south east Asia. Cycas revoluta has improperly been called Sago Palm and the name has stuck. Which leads to the point that common names are rarely helpful and often misleading. Because Cycas circinalis looks a bit like Cycas revoluta someone has extended the name "Sago palm" to it as well. But because there's no "authority" for common names they're not really right or wrong names, they're just common names.

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