Cycas revoluta bargain + advice sought

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Cycas revoluta bargain + advice sought

Post by leunerj » Tue May 01, 2012 1:49 pm

Dropped some stuff off at the dump this morning and saw that they have a nice little collection of abandoned houseplants. Spotted this double-cycas in there and asked them if I could take it. They said they sell the plants for a few quid to pay for their tea/coffee etc. I asked how much they wanted and they said I could make them an offer... so I said £2 and they accepted!!

Going to top-dress with some new soil and give it plenty of water. Do you think I should split them up or let them keep growing together in the same pot?

My phone is sitting in the pot in the second photo for scale.
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Re: Cycas revoluta bargain + advice sought

Post by flounder » Tue May 01, 2012 1:58 pm

Thats my sort of bargain! icon_thumleft
I wouldn't separate them yet if at all
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Re: Cycas revoluta bargain + advice sought

Post by kata » Tue May 01, 2012 2:47 pm

A real bargain......... :lol: :lol:

Enjoy it leunerj

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Re: Cycas revoluta bargain + advice sought

Post by Kerinsian » Tue May 01, 2012 4:05 pm

That's brilliant, I'll have to look around for plants next time I visit the dump :D


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Post by kata » Tue May 01, 2012 4:07 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by flounder » Tue May 01, 2012 4:54 pm

My local tip is more expensive than the garden centres.....they say its for 'charity' :roll:
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Post by kata » Tue May 01, 2012 5:03 pm

Cheeky blastards.... :lol: :lol:

Its ch@t anyway whats to charge?

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Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:40 pm

How much would a nice sized cycad cost up north? From B&Q or home base or somewhere like that. Im really interested in them and really want to add one to my exotic collection.


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Post by Kristen » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:41 pm

doncasterpalmguy123 wrote:How much would a nice sized cycad cost up north? From B&Q or home base or somewhere like that. Im really interested in them and really want to add one to my exotic collection.
You could have a look at sales by palmen3103 on German eBay. His carriage charges are very reasonable. Do a search here first though as there are posts of Pros and Cons, I'm happy with the one I bought :)

90cm plant in 30cm pot for £50 + £15 shipping
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Cycas-revolutia- ... 1005314577

70cm plant in 26cm pot for £33 + £10 shipping
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Cycas-revolutia- ... 1274552818
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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:46 am

doncasterpalmguy123 wrote:How much would a nice sized cycad cost up north? From B&Q or home base or somewhere like that. Im really interested in them and really want to add one to my exotic collection.
Ikea sell them in selected stores, small for £7.50 .I recently bought a couple from our local B&Q warehouse for around £15 each in the houseplants section. A good size too for the money.


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Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:28 am

Thanks for the replies, i think i'll go for the cheaper option of B&Q or somewhere like that :D


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Post by Kristen » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:17 am

doncasterpalmguy123 wrote:Thanks for the replies, i think i'll go for the cheaper option of B&Q or somewhere like that :D
FWIW I got a small one before I bought the eBay one. Its pathetic ... still growing, but still pathetic. I'd recommend saving up and getting a bigger one.
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Post by Mowgley » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:38 pm

Instead of starting a new topic I thought I'd carry on this one.
Anyway I've been looking around on ebay for decent sized cycads and came across this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310768339899? ... 1423.l2649
Approx £38 + £30 shipping is it a good size for the money?


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Post by Kristen » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:45 pm

£38 + £30 shipping translated by Google looks to be "Total height with pot approx 90cm ,
Trunk height approx 30/35cm" It also seems to say that they are recently potted and are therefore probably not well rooted?

The Spanish ones I posted a link to earlier says:

EUR 40 + 12 shipping (approx £43.70 total) "Total height up to 70 cm, Plant height up to 40 cm, trunk up to 16 cm, plant diameter up to 80 cm, Pot size 26 cm diameter / 10 L"

The bigger one is EUR 60 + 17 shipping (approx £64.72 total) "Total height up to 90 cm Plant height up to 60 cm Trunk up to 16 cm plant diameter up to 100 cm Pot size 30 cm / 14 L"

Sounds like much of a muchness to me ... not sure that taller trunk gains you much, to me the amount of leaf in the photograph looks a bit "mean", I think mine have more than that, and to me that would be more important than trunk height.
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Re: Cycas revoluta bargain + advice sought

Post by fern Rob » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:31 am

Its great that you saved something like that do from the skip. A friend of mine was asked to bin a tree fern which he asked if he could keep.
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