I have a cycad in my yard here in Florida (St. Petersburg/Tampa area) that is more than 30 years old. I have recently trimmed back all excess growth on the trunk and at the base of the trunk and all the dead fronds. I noticed today that there is new growth on the trunk from certain bumps on the trunk and down at the base of the trunk. My question is can I separate the one at the base of the trunk to make a new plant? And what about these growths on the trunk? Just trim them off again or can they also be separated from the trunk into new plants?
Propagating My Cycad
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You can dig these out if they are fully formed. Those smaller areas may be adventitious roots, so I would not cut them off until you know whether these are roots or shoots. When they are a little larger, you can remove them and plant them.
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