Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Matcycas7

Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Post by Matcycas7 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:07 pm

Hi (Admin) Dave Brown,

For the first time I saw the birth of fronds on my Cycas revoluta when it tore its crown on 24th March 2012. What stood like a statue all those months is getting busy with a flush growth rate of 1 centimeter per day.

During this process dry spots are spreading all over. Is the plant eating itself or is it because of constant temperature of around 38*C since 2 weeks as well as for the following week ? icon_bigsmurf icon_bigsmurf
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kata

Re: Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Post by kata » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:16 pm

That is some heat,

Although they are tropical I would think 38C is a bit much, try a fleece or move it to shade.

:mrgreen:

dino

Re: Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Post by dino » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:35 pm

Don't move during a flush, just keep well watered. It looks like it's planted anyway. The new growth saps energy from the old, hence the discolouration.

kata

Re: Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Post by kata » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:07 pm

Oh gees, I forgot..

...Moving does weird things to the fronds.

icon_cheers

Matcycas7

Re: Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Post by Matcycas7 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:53 pm

Hi Dino, Kata,

It hardly gets 2 hours of sunlight in the mornings as it is surrounded by trees and my home.

Thanks for reminding me as not to move the Cycas during flush time as it would result in twisted fronds.
Anyway it can't be moved easily as I kept it in 18 inchs pot with proper holes and filled with layers of perlite and sand and buried the pot in the ground to make an illusion of lanscape.
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kata

Re: Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Post by kata » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:57 pm

So what kind of place is the first Image?

And the bike... :lol:

Matcycas7

Re: Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Post by Matcycas7 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:32 pm

Hi Kata, Dino,

This Cycas flush has shown an incredible growth rate of 1 inch per day. It would perhaps take 3 weeks to grow to its full length. Now the wait is over and this is the only new unknown bizzare thing that kept me waiting for so long in my life.
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dino

Re: Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Post by dino » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:58 pm

It's magical, bit like watching a Tree Fern unfurl.

Matcycas7

Re: Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Post by Matcycas7 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:22 pm

Hi Kata,

I have to say hunto Japanese Cycads as when the Japanese say "hunto" they mean unbelievable. Its growth rate is a double fold as it reached 1 feet in 1 week.
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Matcycas7

Re: Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Post by Matcycas7 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:53 pm

Breathtaking star pattern of Cycas revoluta flush with rich green colour.
icon_cheers :lol: :lol: :lol: icon_bigsmurf
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kata

Re: Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Post by kata » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:16 pm

Absoultely one of the best flushes I have seen in a long time Mat,

I would show you mine but... do you like horrid brown fronds......no. Neither do I........... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

It flushed four new fronds last year and then they went a horrid dirty brown, needless to say I turned to Trachycarpus f to satisfy my palm obsession these days.

Did you keep drowning it with water, or did you just leave it to do its thing?

Yours is a real hunto beauty though...well done Mat.

Hunto is now my new word... :lol: :lol:

Vagetarian

Re: Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Post by Vagetarian » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:26 pm

That's a beauty Mat! icon_thumleft

Matcycas7

Re: Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Post by Matcycas7 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:08 pm

Vegetarian, I think every Cycas has the ability to flush like mine. However the snowy winters will steal that moment from those who live there.

Kata, I usually replace 1 inch layer of perlite from the top of pot after sponge washing the old fronds with coffee water and keeping the leftover coffee mulch under perlite to get rid of scale insects. I pour a bucket of water on every sunday and on hot days I pour extra 2 jugs of water on thursdays. During flush time I replaced top 1 inch perlite layer with new perlite and poured water without coffee as I already used on it a week ago.

pH for Sago's is 6.0-6.5 as in this link http://apps.caes.uga.edu/urbanag/Home&G ... oryid=2239

http://www.perlitecanada.com/en/1-perli ... icole.html

http://www.perlitecanada.com/en/1-perli ... riete.html

The below image of pH values is from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PH
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Matcycas7

Re: Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Post by Matcycas7 » Fri May 04, 2012 3:46 pm

I hardly managed to make a 720 HD video but still some clarity is missing through rendering technique.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ4jBBNGnHc icon_bigsmurf icon_bigsmurf

Nigel Fear

Re: Aggressive flush of Cycas revoluta on March 2012

Post by Nigel Fear » Mon May 07, 2012 7:50 pm

Great photo's Mat. 8)
How warm does it get during the flushing period of your Cycas?
Also, what minimum winter temps does it see?

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