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Cycad (Encephalartos altensteinii)

Cycad ( Encephalartos altensteinii )

The cycad is being prepared to be moved (1984)

An A frame is used to lift the cycad gently (1984)

Cycad is ready to be lifted (1984)

The cycad is lifted, while been closely observed all the way (1984)

The team prepare to move the cycad from the Palm House (1984)

The cycad is carefully pushed towards the exit of the Palm House (1984)

(1984)

The cycad isthe final plant to be taken out of the Palm House,prior to restoration (1984)

(1984)

The new pot, handcrafted on site by Kew horticulturists, Dave Cooke and Andrew Luke (2009)

 

Dave Cooke building the new pot structure (2009)

 

 

The completed pot for the cycad (2009)

Encephelartos altensteinii by Matilda Smith (1891)

Encephelartos altensteinii by Matilda Smith (1891)

Cycad repotting 29 July 2009

Cycad repotting 29 July 2009

Cycad repotting 29 July 2009

Cycad repotting 29 July 2009

Cycad repotting 29 July 2009

Cycad repotting 29 July 2009

Cycad repotting 29 July 2009

Cycad repotting 29 July 2009

Cycad repotting 29 July 2009

Cycad repotting 29 July 2009

Cycad repotting 29 July 2009