Classifieds and Group Buys forum: Rare cycad seeds available for sale

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exoticcycads
Aug 18, 2015 7:29 AM CST
we wish to know if you are interested in the cycad seeds we have for sale.
we have seeds of rare species seeds and also have propagated seeds of some rare
species too .
Below is our price list and catalog of our available stock

contact.....gratusfarm11@gmail.com

Cycas armstrongii $500 /100 seeds
seeds of Cycas chamaoensis $800 /100 seeds
seeds of Cycas thouarsii $800 /100 seeds
seeds of Encephalartos Manikensis $700 /100 seeds
seeds of Encaphalartos poggei $800 /100 seeds
seeds of Encephalartos Marunguensis $700 /100 seeds
seeds of Encephalartos Kisambo $700 /100 seeds
seeds of Encephalartos Transvenous $1000/100 seeds
seeds of Encephalartos Macrostrobilus $1000/100 seeds
seeds of Cycas cairnsiana $1000/100 seeds
seeds of Macrozamia cardiacensis $900/100 seeds
seeds of Macrozamia concinna $900 /100 seeds
seeds of Macrozamia platyrhachis $900/100 seeds
seeds of Macrozamia polymorpha $1000/100 seeds
seeds of Zamia ipetiensis $900/ 100 seeds
seeds of Encephalartos Lehmannii $1000/ 100 seeds
seeds of Encephalartos Horridus $1400/100seeds
seeds of Encephalartos Hirsutus $1800/100 seeds
seeds of Encephalartos Cerinus $1200/100 seeds
seeds of Encephalartos Dyerianus $1400/100 seeds

contact.....gratusfarm11@gmail.com

Let us know if you are interested in any of the above .

Best Regards
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 18, 2015 7:41 AM CST
Are those amounts correct. @exoticcycads ? $ 5 and up PER SEED seems high.... I'm kinda thinking there should be a period between the 5 and the 00 ???
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exoticcycads
Aug 18, 2015 7:58 AM CST
these are cycads seeds. most of the species are almost extinct. that is the reason for the high price
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 18, 2015 8:01 AM CST
Ok; I accept that; in that case I think many people might want to buy just one or two or five seeds, not necessarily a hundred. I'm just thinking you could do more business that way. Shrug!
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Aug 18, 2015 11:55 AM CST
I'm with Hetty on this. Unless you are targeting (practically) only commercial growers, few people would have a use for 100 seeds of anything, Cycads included. I think you will reach a far greater audience and more prospective buyers, by selling a few seeds of each variety, perhaps offering a maximum of 10. Regardless of rarity, you might want to reconsider your pricing. That's just my opinion and I realize it is none of my business what price you put on the seeds. My common sense kicks in here, thinking, if the guy has a minimum of 2000 seeds, and perhaps many times that number, just how endangered/how rare can these plants be? I must admit, I know absolutely nothing about Cycads though.

Can you post a few pictures of some of the varieties you have seeds from? I personally would like to see what these plants/flowers are all about.
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ardesia
Aug 18, 2015 12:19 PM CST
I'd be interested in the origin of the seeds. Overseas? Stateside?
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Aug 18, 2015 12:21 PM CST
I can guess, Alice. Whistling
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 18, 2015 6:42 PM CST
exoticcycads, I see you are a new member who just signed up today, do you have a business website? The seeds are $$$$$ ExPeNsIvE $$$$$ and way too pricy for my pocketbook but I don't know a thing about cycads and don't grow them. I only know that a couple of common ones grow here in Florida ... nothing rare though. I wish you luck with your sale. Thumbs up

Ken, Cycad's are grown in South Florida, Australia, Thailand and probably a few other places so the seller may very well be from somewhere other than the U.S. but he did list the prices in U.S. dollars. If he is in a country other than the U.S.A. I wonder how expensive shipping would be on top of the seed cost?

We have many interesting Cycad listings in our plant database: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Cycad&button=




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Swayback
Aug 18, 2015 7:55 PM CST
I'm a novice myself, but I can attest to the fact that many cycads are quite rare, and to the right person, can demand very high prices!
Hundreds if not thousands of dollars per plant! One variegated plant could possibly pay for the other 999 seeds...
In reality it's not a large market, and not one that's exactly booming in the states, 100 of most seeds is a lot for the average gardener, 1000 of one species would be a lot for even a large commercial operation.
Especially with wholesale pricing that high, it would be a long term investment to say the least.
They grow slowly, have an amazing architectural form, with proper care they are rather hardy.
I know there's several serious collectors in Southern California, but I'm doubtful that even there anyone has as many species as are listed above. As far as I know, there's no source in the states for many of them, ofcourse 90% of the plants I grow originated elsewhere, nothing wrong with that, thankfully someone went to the trouble to import them.
I too would love to see pics and get more information, from someone with such an extensive collection, but Google can show pics of most of the plants listed above.

@exoticcycads, thank for posting and giving us this opportunity, sadly, I doubt you will find many sales here, especially with such a high minimum order.
Best of luck, and thanks for keeping those amazing plants going!
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!

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