Cyathea Cunninghamii

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Cyathea Cunninghamii

Post by fern Rob » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:40 pm

I was wondering if anyone knows how best to look after C Cunninghamii ? I have grown C Cunninghamii before but have always lost them in winter even when kept frost free and well watered.
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Re: Cyathea Cunninghamii

Post by Tom2006 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:43 pm

I haven't and have read and heard that they are very difficult. I would personally save your money for a large Cooperi or another Medullaris. icon_thumleft
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Re: Cyathea Cunninghamii

Post by fern Rob » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:48 pm

I have just ordered a small trunked C Cunninghamii and it was quite cheap, so I thought I would give it another go as C Cunninghamii is rare in cultivation.
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Re: Cyathea Cunninghamii

Post by Tom2006 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:07 am

Maybe try in a conservatory or similar?
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Re: Cyathea Cunninghamii

Post by fern Rob » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:55 am

They seem to be ok in the summer its just winter, I think moving C Cunninghamii shocks them.
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Re: Cyathea Cunninghamii

Post by Tom2006 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:57 am

fern Rob wrote:They seem to be ok in the summer its just winter, I think moving C Cunninghamii shocks them.
Thats what I mean, if you could get it into a conservatory or similar during the winter it might make it ok?
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Re: Cyathea Cunninghamii

Post by fern Rob » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:09 am

I had put my last C Cunninghamii in to the conservatory with C Medullaris but it still died.
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Re: Cyathea Cunninghamii

Post by Tom2006 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:06 am

:shock: :? No idea then. Good luck
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Re: Cyathea Cunninghamii

Post by fern Rob » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:19 pm

I think the slightest change in temperature seems to stop them growing.
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Re: Cyathea Cunninghamii

Post by countrylover » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:03 pm

Maybe it is all about its moisture requirements icon_scratch http://www.angelfire.com/bc/eucalyptus/ ... hamii.html
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Re: Cyathea Cunninghamii

Post by fern Rob » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:08 pm

My last C Cunninghamii was watered through winter but it still died.
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Re: Cyathea Cunninghamii

Post by countrylover » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:33 pm

I know that some plants are very fussy and die or suffer for a long time if the angle of sun light has been changed I mean if you turn the south facing part of the plant to north this may happen...maybe you should pay attention to that and mark now the southern facing part of your cyathea. Also after any movement or repotting of my plants I give them a biostimulant help them figth the stress off
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Re: Cyathea Cunninghamii

Post by fern Rob » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:36 pm

C Cunninghamii have been ok throughout the rest of the year and have been moved around the garden but in winter they just die.
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Re: Cyathea Cunninghamii

Post by countrylover » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:39 pm

Then the problem is light. Get the best lamp available and cry over your electricity bill :(
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Re: Cyathea Cunninghamii

Post by fern Rob » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:45 pm

I really don't think its light, I think it is the temprature change when they are brought inside for the winter.
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