Cycads
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cycad palm

Zone cala D'or,Mallorca, mediterraneo | Anonymous added on January 5, 2019 | Answered

Hi mitchell Smith here, I have a couple of cycad palms in my front garden and they have reach the desireable height that i want for them. is there any eay to stop them growing any taller?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on January 6, 2019

I do not recommend pruning them, as this may destroy the plant. There is, however, a natural growth hormone from the brassica plant family, called brassinolide. This is a non toxic substance that when sprayed can help regulate a plants growth, keeping it from stretching so tall.

This article will give you more information on cycads: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/cycads/growing-cycad-plants.htm

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