Is it time to give up on my cycad?
Picked up a Cycas revoluta a couple years back. It overwintered in my apt the first time without too much problem but the following summer I did not get any new growth though I did put it outside. Then early last winter it lost its leaves (they yellowed and sagged down). I cut off the dead leaves and tried to keep the cycad barely moist. This summer I put it back outside on my balconey hoping it would come back but still nothing. The trunk is still hard. I did unpot the plant last week to look at the roots. Didn't see any root hairs (but then I don't know if I should have anyway). The roots did not appear withered, or squishy. Instead they were firm and looked 'crisp' like a carrot root.
Is it time to simply 'chuck' it? How long should I wait if not?