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Question: Cycas

Dear Ladies,

I have a cicas of several years which was planted in a beautiful jar, I think of a fair value because of the numbered ones, about 80-90 cm tall and with a mouth of about 50-60 cm in diameter. The plant, on the other hand, is at least 130 cm high. and the trunk, all outside, is at least 50 cm high. Keeping in mind, as mentioned above, that the trunk is located outside the jar, I would like to know if there is a danger that the roots, growing further, could split the jar and what advice can you possibly suggest to save both the plant and the the jar itself.

Looking forward to your kind reply, I cordially greet you.

Paul


Cycas: Answer: Cycas

Dear Mr. Paolo,

Thank you for contacting us regarding information on Cycas through the Garden.it expert section.

The Cicadali family to which the Cycas belongs are considered living fossils and belong to the class of Gimnosperms.

Their appearance, which is very similar to that of palms, has nothing in common with them because in the taxonomic organization palms are much more advanced in structure and development. They are dioecious plants; that is, there are individuals who produce only male flowers and individuals who only bring female flowers.

Cycas is a plant that should be repotted every two to three years in containers of progressively growing size, therefore we recommend that you repot it in a larger pot both for a better growth of the plant and because the roots could break the jar.

Yours sincerely.

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