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Cycas media

This attractive cycad forms dense colonies in northeast Australia. Growing quickly and easily, it should be in everyone's collection. It has grass-green leaves and a trunk that grows ultimately to around 3.5m (12ft) tall, though that may take a little time. Until then, grow it as an unusual house plant, or outside in the warm temperate to tropical garden. It will tolerate light frosts too.

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... are easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
easy one to germinate,quite common throughout range and is not threatened ,i personally sowed in gravelley mix of granite and sand base due to habitat found in and germinated quite well many seeds dont at times but due to no embryo. should be grown more in cultivation here in australia due to being a very beautiful plant and ease of growing seedlings dont like too much cold orfrost when young but once established are quite hardy even in cooler climes.
Submitted on 03/09/2010 by graeme ellis

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
This is one of the easiest cycads I germinated. I placed the seeds on the top of a hard wood sawdust filled tray and left in a plastic house where daily temperatures reached 35 and dropped to 15 at night. Most seeds split open after 1 week and another week later about 40% of the seeds germinated. Eventually I got about 75% germination (The seeds which didn't germinate were not pollinated and had no embyo inside - there was no loss due to fungus or drying out). The seeds seem to respond to high humidity and higher temperatures but need air so don't cover them.
Submitted on 25/03/2007 by Marian Kubes maros@ltc.sk

...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Submitted on 03/02/2005 by one of our visitors

...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Like other Cycas to sprout: soaked 2-3 days in warm water (80F / 25C), changed daily, then to baggies with barely damp coconut fiber kept at 30C / 90F. Once shoots are 1 inch / 2.5cm long, to pots with very loose soil mixture, not allowed to dry completely.
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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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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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