Palm ID + can this cycad be saved?

Post Reply
ash101uk

Palm ID + can this cycad be saved?

Post by ash101uk » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:17 pm

On the way back from my nans I went into a garden center that was having a sale. The plants were priced very cheaply but not in the best condition. For the price I thought it was worth a go.

Firstly, can anyone ID the palm i brought? It cost me a fiver.

The cycad was a pound and looks dead. Can it be saved? Whats the best way to proceed? cut of the leaves?

Ash
Attachments
photo3.JPG
photo2.JPG

grub

Re: Palm ID + can this cycad be saved?

Post by grub » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:40 pm

Looks like a Trachycarpus to me and the Cycad will be fine icon_thumright just leave it alone though apart from food and water, I wouldn't remove anything .

Robin Cassell

Re: Palm ID + can this cycad be saved?

Post by Robin Cassell » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:51 pm

The first one I would bet is a Trachycarpus F.....Looks a bit like a lot of mine did in Feb this year.....Cant offer advive on cycad as I killed mine...sounds like bargains though :D

ash101uk

Re: Palm ID + can this cycad be saved?

Post by ash101uk » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:05 pm

Thanks for the ID and the advice.

Is it worth re-potting the Trachycarpus as the rots seem a mess in the pot?

Ash
Attachments
photo.JPG

Nigel Fear

Re: Palm ID + can this cycad be saved?

Post by Nigel Fear » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:30 pm

Either a re-pot, or straight in the ground for the Trachycarpus, and you can't go far wrong. As for the Cycas, follow Grubs advice and hopefully next year it'll sprout a new 'flush' of leaves, but the existing ones would keep it ticking over should that not happen. 8)

grub

Re: Palm ID + can this cycad be saved?

Post by grub » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:01 pm

I agree with Nigel :lol:

Conifers
Posts: 13147
Joined: Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:11 pm
Location: Northumbs

Re: Palm ID + can this cycad be saved?

Post by Conifers » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:06 pm

With autumn / winter approaching, keep the cycad very much on the dry side - soggy soil in winter is the worst cycad killer

Post Reply