Premium Advert
Plant Expo 2016
Ads by ForumAds

Author Topic: Cycas exotic  (Read 2146 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Rena

  • Platinum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4365
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Cycas exotic
« on: March 28, 2010, 16:46:35 PM »
This cycas was marked "cycas exotic" at the nursery - and was an exotic price - but I decided to spoil hubby - and then I had to doctor it back to life after various tragedies while still in it's nursery black bag.....like male dog lifting his leg on it a couple of times, painter messing thinners on it, etc etc.....cut off all the leaves and sprayed and potted up and voila...


And these are the cute little cones
Retired - now full-time gardener - and loving it!

Offline abby

  • Platinum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5917
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010, 19:16:04 PM »
 :love: the little cones - hope we get to see more of them as they grow
I was wondering if that could be a Cycas revoluta but I am no expert in that field.
Never regret anything that made you smile.

Offline Wesley Chin

  • Master Gardener
  • ***
  • Posts: 195
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 20:29:03 PM »
My guess is Zamia furfuracea.

Gardener Forum

Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 20:29:03 PM »
Please consider a small donation to cover expenses.

Offline abby

  • Platinum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5917
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 03:17:42 AM »
My guess is Zamia furfuracea.
I agree with Wesley - he is always right  :good:

Wesley is it a boy or a girl  ???
Never regret anything that made you smile.

Offline Wesley Chin

  • Master Gardener
  • ***
  • Posts: 195
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2010, 06:24:16 AM »
Hi Abby,

It looks like a boy because of the small thin cones, the girls are normally bigger and fatter :)  HAHA that is funny.  LOL

Offline abby

  • Platinum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5917
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 07:35:24 AM »
Thank you Wesley   :good:
the nones are normally bigger and fatter :)  HAHA that is funny.  LOL

But I do not know about that remark  :o  ??? There is a lot of g irls in the Forum  LOL
Never regret anything that made you smile.

Offline Rena

  • Platinum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4365
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010, 08:41:14 AM »
the nones are normally bigger and fatter :)  HAHA that is funny.  LOL
Wesley -  :mmm:

We have a big furfuracea in a pot - but it has thick, hard, dull leaves



whereas this one has thin, soft, shiny leaves ??? ???



Retired - now full-time gardener - and loving it!

Offline Craig Gibbon

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 44
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010, 09:36:01 AM »
Hi all,

Your plant is Zamia integrifolia, a beautiful dwarf Cycad, much smaller growing than Z furfuracea (syn maritima) This is also known as Coontie in Florida where it used to occur in large quantities, it was harvested for its underground caudexes that was ground up and used for flour, after it was treated of course to get rid of the toxins.

Regards,

Craig Gibbon

Offline Rena

  • Platinum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4365
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2010, 10:18:17 AM »
Craig -

Yep, thanks so much for that info - when I took the photos of the Z.furfuracea yesterday I could see the similarity in growth.

Now for the big question - is she a she or is he a he??  (Is Wesley right about the "fatter" cones.....????)

Is it usual that zamias get sold as "cycas exotic"?
« Last Edit: March 30, 2010, 15:32:43 PM by Rena »
Retired - now full-time gardener - and loving it!

Gardener Forum

Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2010, 10:18:17 AM »
Premium Advert
Plant Expo 2016

Offline abby

  • Platinum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5917
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2010, 10:22:02 AM »

I would be interested to know if a cross could be made between the two with Z.furfuracea having thin cones and the other may be a none hopefully. Fatten em up Rena ;D When time comes you will know  :o LOL
 
In the meanwhile if the male pollen ripens earlier make sure you refrigerate some.

We want to see some in nappies
Never regret anything that made you smile.

Offline williebosch

  • Gardener
  • **
  • Posts: 73
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2010, 15:53:50 PM »
I would agree with Craig.

Gardener Forum

Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2010, 15:53:50 PM »
Please consider a small donation to cover expenses.

Offline Craig Gibbon

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 44
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2010, 14:55:31 PM »
Definately a male plant!!  I have no idea why people sell exotic Cycads as Exotic Cycas!!  Zamia are not even closely related to Cycas, though they are all Cycads!  Cycas is just the Genus name and it should still be referred to as a Cycad.

Regards,

Craig

Offline Wesley Chin

  • Master Gardener
  • ***
  • Posts: 195
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2010, 18:42:58 PM »
My Mistake, sorry for my misidentification.  Really nice plant though!  Would you be willing to trade that sucker of the Zamia integrifolia? 

Regards,
Wesley

Offline Rena

  • Platinum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4365
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Cycas exotic
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2010, 17:56:00 PM »
Wesley -

Give me a PM about the trade - let's see if we can do business!
Retired - now full-time gardener - and loving it!