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Cycas revoluta
« on: November 08, 2009, 20:17:09 PM »
Hi everybody

I have this Cycas revoluta and it is making a ball as shown in pic2.
Where do I go from here? Does it have a male and felmail plant like the Ensevelartos family? Please help



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Re: Cycas revoluta
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 21:39:17 PM »
Johan,

They are also male and female plants.
Check this out http://www.rhapisgardens.com/sagos/sagoseed.htm

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Re: Cycas revoluta
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 22:23:00 PM »
Baie dankie ernst.
Volgende vraag is. Het jy vir my 'n male plant. LOL LOL

Any body with a male plant. Please let me know.
Thanks
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 22:23:00 PM »
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Re: Cycas revoluta
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 11:53:07 AM »
Great specimen Johan  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

But if the link Ernst was kind enough to supply I think your  Cycas revoluta is a male  ???
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Re: Cycas revoluta
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 12:34:27 PM »
Sorry Abby
So I have the male, and he is looking for a femail
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Re: Cycas revoluta
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 12:48:11 PM »
Think you must place a 'personals add' somewhere: Manlike broodboom soek 'n maat met dieselfde belangstellings...!

When your male cone opens up, cut or break it off, and shake out the pollen into a big Ziploc bag. If you can keep it dry, it will stay viable in the refrigerator for a few years.

Then, if you find a female plant, you have pollen ready.(Mix the pollen with lukewarm water, and throw over the female cone once it opens. It works better that way.)

Something else. It is much quicker to grow Revolutas from stem suckers than seeds. Many large plants will form small round suckers around the stem-base. Cut these off (the easiest way is with a chisel, {beitel}, and hammer), remove all but one or two leaves if it has any, and plant in a well drained mix of sand and compost. It will start to grow roots without any problem. I have done this many times, and have had a close to 100% growth rate. It is much faster than growing from seeds.

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Re: Cycas revoluta
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 22:20:22 PM »
Johan,
When you are in Port Elizabeth again, St Georges Park has masive revolutas with seeds ready for the picking.
Time to visit the Eastern Cape again!
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Cycas revoluta
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2009, 21:01:20 PM »
Hi Everyone

Anybody that has a female plant?
I have the male pollen. Please PM me


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« Last Edit: November 30, 2009, 21:03:58 PM by Johan & Paula »
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Re: Cycas revoluta
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2009, 23:34:55 PM »
Hi Everyone
Anybody that has a female plant?
I have the male pollen. Please PM me
Johan Steyn
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Re: Cycas revoluta
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2009, 09:35:16 AM »
We normaly just cut the male and put it ontop of the female polant, nature do the rest.
We harvest about 150 seeds per female plant and thay are 90% fertilised.
The storing of polin we only do with the Cycas Torsie sinse the seeds sit on the motyer plant for a long time. More than 2 seasons so you need to be ready when thay flower. we only fertilised our plant onse in 10 years. ;)