Thursday, May 12, 2011

Three For Thursday...SayyyyygoooO!

I just love to watch a Sago cycas

They're such an old specie...hardly changing for 200 million years now and are related to conifers and the Ginko tree. The new set of swirled leaves are called a "break."
They're like living fossils...

and can live for up to 100 years!

They will occasionally put out new growth at the base...when they decide to reproduce...I hope I'm around to see it happen.

Happy Gardening!


Diana said...

Love those Sago pics. Have a set myself that I've been meaning to blog! They really are amazing. I harvested female seeds and grew them one year - so fun to do. Got them from my neighbor - all my plants are males. Enjoy your tropical wonder.

scottweberpdx said...

Now THAT is dramatic!