How to over winter my Cycad and what type is it?

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by vicarious1, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. vicarious1

    vicarious1 Active Member 10 Years

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    Burnaby North on a slope facing south & a view :-)
    I wanted to post in the other thread but was not allowed.
    What type is my Cycad purchased in Vancouver.
    How to best protect my Cycad here the best in the winter.
    Last winter I put her in our greenhouse and put a string around the leaves
    to make them smaller in a cup shape. I watered little.
    BUT in spring most center leaves were yellow .I felt they took away energy and cut them
    a small clear jelly formed over at the begging then went away and but came back in late
    summer.

    I only have one south facing window in our NOT heated garage
    or one covered patio in the north
    or an open Gazebo
    but for the green house (that also is NOT heated) I don't want to bind her up again.
    Next year I would like to plant her near a south facing outdoor bed near a small pond.
    Thanks
     

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    Sunset Cycads Active Member 10 Years

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    It looks from the photos like a Cycas revoluta (commonly called Sago palm, although it is not a palm at all). I would put her in the unheated garage. These cycads are fairly hardy but if left outdoors they cannot tolerate prolonged below-zero temperatures. They especially cannot tolerate the amount of rain we get here in Vancouver, so if you want to plant it outside next spring I would recommend planting it under the eaves of your house or garage so that it gets protection from the rain.
     
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    vicarious1 Active Member 10 Years

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    Ok thank you very much not having received a reply till yours today I have taken them back into unheated the green house ..Thanks again
     

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