How the "pro's" do it.

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How the "pro's" do it.

Post  Harleyrider on Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:17 pm

I found this is our local free rag this week. Considering recent discussions on bonsai related hernias, I thought it quite appropriate.
Sorry about the quality of the image.


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Re: How the "pro's" do it.

Post  Smithy on Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:13 am

How to do things properly , no wonder i have a hernia Smile

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:43 am

That cycad tree looks distinctly like Cycas revoluta - Sago Palm. One that we have discussed before for use in bonsai.

A side note, as we currently have a thread that is featuring many of our beloved canines. Keep dogs and children away from all Cycads as plants of this genus contain cycasin and a compound called neocycasin. Both are cyanogenic glycosides, which means they consist of a sugar molecule bound to another molecule that contains a cyanide group. When these toxins are ingested, enzymes in your body break them down, releasing the cyanide. It's not unknown for dogs to chew the roots and the colourful seeds could attract children to play with them or eat them.

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Post  rock on Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:01 pm

Kev Bailey wrote:That cycad tree looks distinctly like Cycas revoluta - Sago Palm. One that we have discussed before for use in bonsai.

Funny I was just thinking that it didn't look like the Sago. I have several dozen Sagos and they seem to have a more refined leaf then this. There are several cycads the look very similar, I have some dioon and zamia as well and most folks call them sago as well when they see them.

I think the Sago is the best of the bunch for pot culture and its long history back to Japan makes it a great addition to your bonsai collection.

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