South African Cycads
We have cycads in large pots, and here is a picture of how the one looked last September. We always use this recycled watering can to water the potted plants, because it is much lighter and easier to handle for kids.
Amanda’s note. We have been doing this for 7 years. I had a lot of problems with the leaves turning yellow several months after planting and called our extension office for support. They explained that the leaves needed so much energy and nutrients to live, that the plant couldn’t support the leaves and make a root system. The solution – cut the leaves off the young plant if they are starting to yellow.
Amanda’s second note. Cycads are SOOOOOOO slow to grow. We started some in pots and they finally appeared to grow 3 years later, which makes these plants even more special!
And a few in the ground:
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Natalie PlanetSmartyPants says
great contribution to this gardening series! Thanks for sharing with After School Link Up!