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Cycas candida

White Seed Sago

Newly described as recently as 2004, this cycad is native to a small area in northeastern Queensland, Australia, where it grows in savanna type vegetation on poor, sandy or rocky soil. Its most stunning feature are the fruits, which are covered which a thick, white waxy layer.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
It took me about 3 moht to germinate them but they did it i place themon top of perlite and a heat mat and so perfect to germinate well i keep buting from you guys because you guys are safe to do bussines well thanks !!
Submitted on 17/12/2013 by one of our visitors

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
These are straight forward. I soaked seed for 5 days changing water daily. half floated on day 1, 2 floated on day five. So don't throw out seed that initially floats and rattles when shaken. I put them in bags of slightly moist coir fibre and checked every few days. Seeds kept too wet rot quickly. The germinated seeds are removed and potted as they develop. I expect about 75 % germination on the batch I purchased.
Submitted on 17/02/2007 by Geoff Breen guzmadman@yahoo.com.au

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Used baggie method and these seeds started sprouting almost immediately. Four germinated after about 2 weeks. I can see that most of the remaining six are beginning to split open now after about another week. Expecting 100% germination in the next week or so.
Submitted on 15/01/2006 by J Hamilton quitsteppingonmytail@juno.com

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plant cultivation comments by our visitors
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Plants from this species ...

... are of excellent ornamental value
In Queen Creek, AZ in USA they need little care and grow slow.
Have seedling in pot indoors in bright window(direct afternoon sun). I keep it quite dry watering only once every week or week and a half. Has only put out 2 full sized leaves since germination about a year and a half ago. Slow grower but minimal care required.
Submitted on 18/09/2007 by j hamilton quitsteppingonmytail@cox.net

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If you wish to read more on palm cultivation, we highly recommend Ornamental Palm Horticulture by Timothy K. Broschat and Alan W. Meerow, available in our bookshop.

Ratings and comments reflect individual experiences and the views of our visitors. They do not necessarily describe the most appropriate methods, nor are they necessarily valid for all seeds or plants of this species. Germination and plant cultivation success depends on many different factors; nevertheless, these experiences will hopefully aid you in your effort to get the best germination results from our seeds and the best growth results from your plants.

We recommend:
The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches

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Suitable for: all

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

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