cycad Id

statenislandpalm7a(7a)March 27, 2010

what is this cycad

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subtropix

Encephalartos.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 7:52PM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

Yep, I looked up Encephalartos and I agree. It is a very nice plant and yours looks really healthy.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 9:41PM
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xerophyte_nyc(7)

Nope, not an Enceph

Most likely Dioon edule or maybe D. spinulosum, the most commonly found of the Dioons

You can tell by the opposing leaflets which overlap in an alternating pattern, and by the long and narrow, light colored and fuzzy cataphylls

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    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 9:44PM
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xerophyte_nyc(7)

...probably D. spinulosum because of the spines, not D. edule

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 9:54PM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

Yeah, I can see it also being a Dioon because the leaf segments are longer than Encephalartos and other characteristics like the trunk (caudex). Still a very nice plant that looks like it will get lots of growth in this summer. Where did you get it?

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 10:00PM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

I picked 10 of them up at my local home depot I'll keep one and I'm selling the rest on ebay

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 8:53AM
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xerophyte_nyc(7)

HD in SI is selling Cycads other than C. revoluta? That is quite strange. How much were they?

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    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 10:15AM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

Yeah, The home depots in staten island dont usually have really exotic finds, but sometimes (with any plant store), you can get really lucky. Enjoy!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 11:19AM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

I forgot to ask, Are there any left?

Good luck!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 11:21AM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

I bought them all they said they are not getting more because this was an accidental shipment that was meant to go to Cali.
Since I'm selling them i'd rather not say how much i paid.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 12:24PM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

Darn! Well that explains what a rarer cycad is doing around here. Now I think Im going to Home Depot a little more often :)

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 12:55PM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

other than this cycad
The best things ive seen at home depot and lowes are regular bannanas (small) 5 foot tall robellini palm, and cold hardy palms

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 1:03PM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

I think the best thing I have ever seen at a Home depot would be the 10 foot tall, huge clump of butterfly palms I saw last year being sold for only 30 dollars. I also saw some stromanthes once, and also an imperial red philodendron (which I bought) Occasionally they have some very nice plants, but I havent seen anything as rare as you cycad. Hope you sell them at a good price!

Good luck!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 1:08PM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

i once saw a single fox tail palm about 6 feet for 100 dollars but i didn't get it

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 1:18PM
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