E,horridus makes miracle comeback!

stanofhOctober 18, 2011

This plant I bought in 2007,was planted out and..never grew a new frond. I think it was simply too much shade,although C&S and even a Sago palm in that same light thrive. Yet,it was a lack of all day sunlight I now know that caused it to sit until I couldnt take it any longer and dug it up with it's last two leaves in early summer this year. Those two slowly withered..and its seemed a sure gonner. Still,I put the now potted horridus into hot full sun area-the best I have..and just today I saw the new growth.

I read long ago-never give up on Cycads-no matter how dead they look. And it is so true.

Full size

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Very cool to see it come back for you! And I agree, never give up on a dead looking cycad. I have had one or 2 make a flush after appearing dead for months). They are very hardy plants, but some are hard to keep happy.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2011 at 7:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks Alex-they can be so finicky to thrive,then show a great will to live when you get them back to right conditions.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2011 at 8:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thats great Stan,you also just reminded me I need to bring in
my E.Princeps that is flushing right now as the next few nights are chilly!

I also found a Banana plant in the basement (when I was storing
another down there yesterday)it sprouted in the dark and grew all summer down there!

    Bookmark   October 19, 2011 at 11:49AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Did you know that they can be propagated by leaf and heal cuttings, Jim? Someday,I might try that with my C circinalis and even the E.Horridus..at least one leaf if it ever has a nice crown.
I won't buy another E.horridus...I think horridus is more your reaction to what they cost...

    Bookmark   October 21, 2011 at 11:26AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Yea,at $200 for an E.Princeps this size I would love to try
a leaf cutting-when it gets more leaves!(-;

I do want to try another E.Horridus though Stan...one of my favorites,
along with just about any blue Cactus or Palm!

    Bookmark   October 21, 2011 at 5:29PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Areca seeds germinating
For years my palm was seeding but something always...
Yucca Rostrata
Does anyone has Yucca rostrata planted in the garden...
Bright indirect light???
Hi! I just bought a couple plants (Areca palm, sago...
Mexican Fan Palm - Getting a wee to close to the pool.
We are recent transplants to the southwest so not much...
Bangalow Palm Separation - Triple Planted
hi, i had just separated Bangalow Palms that i just...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™