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Lepidozamia peroffskyana

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Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Lepidozamia (lep-id-oh-ZAY-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: peroffskyana (per-off-skee-AY-nuh) (Info)

Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cycads

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full 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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Aug 26, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice cycad that is particularly 'user-friendly' (no sharp edges) and looks very tropical... almost ferny. It has very shiny, dark green leaflets on long, very evenly symetrical leaves that erupt from the crown every 4-12 months (depending on climate, water, fertilizer and light). It is pretty cold hardy cycad tolerating some frost for such a tropical looking plant. It is relatively fast growing for a cycad. Cheap plants can be mail-ordered from Hawaii already fairly large. Like all cycads, there are male and female plants (dioecious), and they reproduce similar to conifers- by coning. Cycads are among the most primitive plants on earth. This is an Australian native. It appreciates lots of water, heat and fertilizer. In full, hot inland sun, the leaves tend to yellow.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Berkeley, California
Encino, California
Huntington Beach, California
Mission Canyon, California
Reseda, California
San Anselmo, California
Tulare, California
Visalia, California
Ocala, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Cayce, South Carolina



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