Is this dead ?

Re: Is this dead ?

Postby fieldfest » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:06 am

later in the year when its warmed up, try the 'leave in a bucket of water for a week' method shown here: ... oluta.html

mine came back after a year with no fronds
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Re: Is this dead ?

Postby simpleton » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:04 pm

Thanks all.

Yes field fest, I've heard about that before and will have to give it a go later in the year if it's still going. I've just taken it out of the pot and the roots look fine (as far as I can tell - they're plump, firm and look alive). I've repotted it in a plastic pot (for easy moving around) so hopefully the damage is just superficial. Fingers crossed that your theory is right blairs and it's just frost burn. Here are the roots.

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Re: Is this dead ?

Postby Chez » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:22 pm

Simpleton; are you going to give it the monsoon flood treatment when its warm enough?

I think I have kept my cycad too dry in the past. A few years ago it flushed when I kept it wetter. Mine is in a heated outbuilding at the moment so I thought I would try and get it flushing while its in the warmth. I have just bought a 50cm plastic plant pot dish so I can make sure its very wet for a week or so. The pot is too big t stand in a bucket. Fingers crossed mine will revive, fingers crossed for yours too. I don't fancy digging mine out of the tub.
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Re: Is this dead ?

Postby simpleton » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:55 pm

Good luck !

I've had mine for two years. I bought them in a supermarket and they immediately got badly sunburnt as they were obviously not used to the sun. Then last year they both flushed and I had been watering them a fair amount although not excessively. I kept them fairly dry over the winter. Now that they've been transplanted into plastic pots, I'll be able to immerse them quite easily. I'll wait for a forecast of good weather for a week or so, then immerse them.

I'll post back here with the result. Fingers crossed for yours.
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Re: Is this dead ?

Postby Nigel Fear » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:51 pm

paulrm71 wrote:If the caudex is still firm you may be ok. I nursed one back to health looking similar to yours, although it took a couple of years to look reasonable. Yours looks like it's been planted too deep?

Definitely planted too deep, sound advice Paul, regarding long recovery period too.
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