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On Aug 11, 2007, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:
One of the most reliable cycads for the bay area.It can be counted on to flush every year-sometimes twice,although the early flush is from last years growth ,but still... Looks best with some shade from hottest summer sun. Upper 20's have not affected mine.Fertilize in summer. Beautiful slow growing container plant. Very rare to spot one here outside of botanical gardens. That's a shame because they look and do great.
Great tree, but a painfully slow germinator. I started 5 (3 survived) in early February (south florida, things start to warm up that time of year). It is now mid june, and all are still developing a crown, with no sign of splitting to allow a leaf. In contrast, I started a c. revoluta in March, and it now bears a single leaf, measuring 6in long by 3in wide. Maybe by next feb I can expect a few leaves.
On Sep 25, 2003, palmbob from Tarzana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
This is one of the more commonly grown cycads in cultivation, though still relatively rare in the average garden. It is one of the largest cycads, too, getting up to 20'+ in the tropics (Mexico). It has wide, tapering, pointed leaflets which are very smooth and sea-green. It is one of the more frost tender cycads with frosts down to about 28F damaging the foliage. However, the plant will easily survive those temps, and new leaves will come out in the spring.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Berkeley, California Encinitas, California Hayward, California Huntington Beach, California La Mesa, California Mission Canyon, California Reseda, California San Anselmo, California Thousand Oaks, California Yorba Linda, California Boca Del Mar, Florida Brandon, Florida Fort Myers, Florida Lake Butter, Florida Port Charlotte, Florida South Venice, Florida Brunswick, Georgia Greenwell Springs, Louisiana Beaufort, South Carolina Bluffton, South Carolina East Sumter, South Carolina Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Parris Island, South Carolina