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Cycas circinalis

Fern palm

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  • Cycas circinalis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Cycas circinalis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • FruitsAugust
  • Height3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitUpright palm-like
  • Leaf ColourGlossy grey green

Description

Cycas circinalis (Fern palm). A fern with glossy grey green long leaves from South East India.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fern

Other common names

Cycad

Origin

S.E.India

Interest and use

Grown for their palm-like appearance.

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  • Cycas circinalis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 10-13C, and will prefer full light and humus-rich, well drained soil. Water the potted specimens moderately, less when not in full growth.

Propagation

You can propagate in the spring by seeds or suckers taken from mature plants.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to red spider mites, mealy bugs and scale insects under glass.

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