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Re: Cycad rot
Posted by Tom Broome on 4/11/2008, 11:06 pm, in reply to "Cycad rot"
: Hi Tom,
: I noticed my C. taitungensis x C.
: revoluta has begun to rot at the
: apex. It had suffered some freeze
: damage to the fronds over the
: winter. When I was cutting these
: away, I noticed the top of the
: caudex was soft and mushy. I poured
: some fungicide on it and now am
: unsure what to do next. Can it be
: salvaged? It is over six years old
: and has never had this type of
: damage before. Any help would be
: appreciated. Thanks.
You are saying your apex is gone. Given that, I would cut the top off until you get good clean material that isn't rotten. You can seal up the top and new offset sized bulbs will be produced at the new top and can form a cluster of new smaller apecies. My never throw away a cycad and my offset article will help you on procedure.
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