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 Post subject: Re: What type of Cycad is this?
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:47 pm 
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The genus Encephalartos actually a member of the Zamaceae family and contrary to poular belief is not actually a cycad. Regardless, some species are very rare with some even extinct in the wild.

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 Post subject: Re: What type of Cycad is this?
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If i'm not wrong the common name for the cycad on the photo is a modjadjie the rain queen cycad http://bcb706.blogspot.com/2007/03/modj ... artos.html


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 Post subject: Re: What type of Cycad is this?
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When harvesting the seeds remember that they are extremely poisonous so always use gloves.

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 Post subject: Re: What type of Cycad is this?
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Just another tip for the newcomers to cycad collection, be careful of overwatering them. They generally do not require watering and research the climate and habitat where they grow (or in some cases grew) naturally. The golden rule is that cycads are more likely to perish from too much water rather than too little water. Linked to this they generally flourish in well draining soils. Some species are hard to grow and or grow slowly while others grow faster.

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