Poorly cycad

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HarryandNess
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Poorly cycad

Post by HarryandNess » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:39 am

Doh! Another winter casualty discovered yesterday. The centre of one of our cycads pulled out and the inside was all mushy. Cleaned all the mush out and left it pointing towards the sun to dry off. Will it regrow?

I'm sure I've read on here that you can cut the caudex up to save plants or generate new ones.....but I can't find it anywhere....was I dreaming?

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Re: Poorly cycad

Post by Nigel Fear » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:54 am

Don't sound too good Harry, but Red recently posted an article about propping Cycads using the method you described, so you wasn't dreaming it. :ahhh!:


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Re: Poorly cycad

Post by mouse » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:39 am

All The Best Mick


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Re: Poorly cycad

Post by HarryandNess » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:22 am

Mouse......You're a star!!! I've read this page before...perhaps this is one I was thinking of...I'm going to try it. The worst thing is that the cycad looked ok until I very gently tugged the middle...
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Re: Poorly cycad

Post by Nigel » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:57 pm

This trunk will die but if the base and roots are healthy it is possible it will create a new caudex at the base of the plant but it will be a long and slow process to recover a big plant.
far better to buy a new one !
In Brasil they are reproduced commercially by removing the 'potatos' as they call them, small caudxes that form at base of trunk.
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Re: Poorly cycad

Post by Simba » Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:56 pm

Nigel wrote:In Brasil they are reproduced commercially by removing the 'potatos' as they call them, small caudxes that form at base of trunk.
How is that done..?
I have a few potatoes to be harvested.. :D


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