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Cycas rumphii

Fern palm

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  • Cycas rumphii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Cycas rumphii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Cycas rumphii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • Height5m to 8m
  • Growth HabitUpright palm-like
  • Leaf ColourDull dark green

Description

Cycas rumphii (Fern palm). This is an arching plant with arching linear leaves, It is native to S.E. Asia.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Other common names

Bread palm, Cycad

Origin

S. E. Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their palm-like appearance.

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  • Cycas rumphii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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  • Cycas rumphii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

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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