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Cycad Photo #1 for the day, Zamia vazquezii,
Posted by Keith Winter Haven FL on 7/9/2017, 6:18 pm
I love Cycads as much as palms, and they are much tougher, in my experience. This is Zamia vazquezii (formerly mis-named Z fischerii which is actually a different, and much rarer species). These 3 greet those coming up the walkway. They are supposed to prefer shady areas, but these get full morning sun as they are on the east side of the house. They put out a robust flush this year and I love the way they look. The two biggest clumps are male, the small clump in the foreground isn't mature yet so I don't know the gender. We do have a beautiful, big gal in the back yard. I'll be looking for a boyfriend for her so she'll be making viable seed. I don't know the cold hardiness of this species. Its not like a Cycas revoluta or our Florida Coontie, Zamia floridana. Its a small plant so if you have a sheltered, shady to partial shade site, it might work into zone 8b. It also grows perfectly well in a pot. Like all Cycads, they are tough as nails when it comes to drought.
- Re: Cycad Photo #1 for the day, Zamia vazquezii, - WSimpson NC 7/12/2017, 10:50 am
- Re: Cycad Photo #1 for the day, Zamia vazquezii, - Alex NYC 7/11/2017, 1:24 am
- Re: Cycad Photo #1 for the day, Zamia vazquezii, - Lucas FL 7/9/2017, 11:24 pm
- Re: Cycad Photo #1 for the day, Zamia vazquezii, - Stan Hayward CA 7/9/2017, 9:47 pm
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