Cycas revoluta

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  1. Victoria

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    :) Here we are nine months on and it looks like I have a new flush of fronds developing ...
    Cycas1 26 May 22.jpg
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    So nothing materialised from the blob (a technical botanical term) last year. That is Jacaranda debris in the birth canal.
     
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      My rev is about that size....oh, wait. I meant the size of the photo!
      My panzi is looking like it might start to flush soon. That too is picture size
       
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        And today ...
        Cycas 1 Jun 22.jpg
         
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          Mine's building itself up to it but looks a bit sad after winter. It was wrapped up and it's left some blotchy fronds; I think it might have been frosted a few times too
           
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            My lower fronds get blotchy yellow and and eventually they are removed. I couldn't even imagine wrapping it up! :rolleyespink:
             
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            I had a few I'd grown from seed a while back, wish I had kept them going but was short of space and other things took over.
            Mostly cycas and dioon, would have been a worthwhile size now I would think. Just got a small plant of C revoluta I bought last year now.
             
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              Four days on, yesterday (Sunday) I saw Cy peeking through the water feature at me ...
              Cycas through Toby 5 Jun 22.jpg

              He is growing at an alarming rate!
              Cycas 5 Jun 22.jpg
              That is the Melaeuca trunk behind.
               
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                What size pot is that in Victoria?
                When was it last repotted ?
                 
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                I will have to come back to you on this Pete as I will have to have Jim crawl under to measure and he is out at the moment. Also I am working out the last repotting but am thinking it went into the Banana pot when I got rid of that two years ago.
                 
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                  The current pot is 40cm wide.
                   
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                    Interesting to know that its not flushing because its been recently repotted.:blue thumb:
                     
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                      Another week on and we judge by how far up/over the Melaleuca trunk it is, this was yesterday ...
                      Cycas1 11 Jun 22.jpg
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                      The mess on the patio is the constant droppings of the Jacaranda above.
                       
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                        No justification is needed for plants on/above a patio.....but did you have to show pictures with sunshine!
                         
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                          Cy is spreading his wings today ...
                          Cycas 13 Jun 22.jpg
                          His lower fronds have really gone yellow in the last couple of days ... as have the Oleanders, Hibiscus, Brugmansias and the Viburnum!!!
                           
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                            Lot of energy going into those new fronds I would imagine.
                            Are you feeding and watering well.
                             
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