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Re: Just back from Amsterdam, picked this up........

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, Neil,
This is Cycas revoluta. Not necessary to float until it sprouts. Remove the coconut-like husk surrounding the red seed. Soak it for about 5 days. Remove the red skin but leave the seed coat. Best to sow at 15-29C in spring but you can certainly sow now - just keep it warm. Sow the seed horizontally, not vertically. It will take a while to germinate, sometimes months. Ancient plant, keep it on the dry side. When it is older, it will develop a trunk-like stem and produce 'pups' (suckers) at the base. Pups can be removed and potted up to increase your collection. There are female and male plants. The male forms a long, inflorescence (quite phallic-looking) and the female a domed inflorescence - I have a female in my front garden (I currently live in Southern California) and my neighbour has a male - they get quite happy each spring/summer!
All the best,
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 18th December 2012 17:25