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Cycas guizhouensis

Xingyi Sago

A fast growing but overall rather small Cycad from Guizhou (China) with flat, shiny green leaves and narrow leaflets. It will do well in temperate and subtropical climates and can take moderate frosts. Botanically described as recently as 1983, it is still very rare in cultivation.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
soak for 2 days in warm water( heated with an aquarium heater at 28ºc) then put in germination box from 1 to 5 weeks all the seeds germinated. fast growing with powerfull presence due to huge leaves in 2 years since germination.
Submitted on 06/06/2010 by one of our visitors

... are easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
The seeds were rattly when I received them but soaking them in warm water for 3 days fixed the problem. When no rattling was presend they were placed in moist perlite and left in a sealed plastic box at room temperature (21ºC). The seeds responded to humid conditions and cracked open after 2 weeks and germinated several days after that.
Submitted on 21/10/2006 by Mariano Kubes maros@airnet.net.nz

...easy to germinate and need up to 6 months to sprout.
These seeds germinate readily in sphagnum moss with all water squeezed out and left in a ziplock bag on top of a cupboard. Works well for cycas panzhouensis also
Submitted on 23/10/2005 by Heath Reynolds rabdilla@bigpond.net.au

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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.

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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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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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