Schmitz's Cycad
Encephalartos schmitzii

Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Encephalartos (en-sef-uh-LAR-tos) (Info)
Species: schmitzii (SHMITZ-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Cycads

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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neutral
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 4, 2008, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

rare somewhat dwarf Encephalartos from the Congo... rare because it is difficult to find and dangerous to go there... but it supposdely is not endangered at this time (2008). Pale green upright leaves forming a 'V' in cross section... Deciduous species and somewhat touchy as a seedling