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Videos about Cycads


Have a look at these videos anytime you like. This post contains all the videos I have on cycads and will be updated as new videos are produced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycads for the shade garden 1 – Here are some cycads I’m growing in my southern Japanese garden. Sorry about all the ants and the incessant cicada singing! Featured plants include, Ceratozamia robusta, Cycas debaoensis, Cycas revoluta v. alba, Lepidozamia peroffskyana, Zamia dressleri, Zamia elegantissima v. alba (Z. sp. ‘Blanco’), and Zamia imperialis (previously known as the red flushing form of Z. skinneri). Cycas revoluta isn’t necessarily shade loving, but I like to keep seedlings in a more protected place until they get a bit bigger.

Cycads for the shade garden 2 – The second installment of my shade growing cycads. In fact Dioon spinulosum is not necessarily a shade growing plant, but I think they look healthier with at least some shade. Featured plants include Cycas debaoensis, Dioon spinulosum, Zamia pseudoparasitica, and Zamia variegata (AKA Z. picta variegata).

How to repot a cycad – A tutorial for repotting a few Central American cycad species, Ceratozamia robusta, Zamia elegantissima v. alba, and Zamia pseudoparasitica. This step by step video will show you how to repot your precious cycads. Sorry about the mispronunciation of the word, coralloid in the video. These specialized roots of cycads are called this due to their coral-like appearance.

Central American cycads flushing new growth – Summer is time for cycads to flush and here are some Central American species throwing new leaves in my collection. Unfortunately I only get one or two leaves per year out of most species in this climate since their winter quarters are just too cool. All species in the video are true tropical plants. Featured plants include Ceratozamia robusta, Zamia elegantissima v. alba, Zamia imperialis, and Zamia variegata.

 

 

2 Responses to “Videos about Cycads”

  1. cole says:

    Where do you get the zamia seeds from? I have found a few in Californi , but not many.

    • tommy says:

      I live in Japan, so I’m not sure about the situation in America. You can buy through Rare Palm Seeds, but their prices are quite high – then again, they often have really rare stuff. I’d imagine that Florida would be the best place to try to get Zamia and Ceratozamia seeds/plants in the states. I can’t recommend a source however.

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