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PlantFiles: Suurberg Cycad, Broodboom
Encephalartos longifolius

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Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Encephalartos (en-sef-uh-LAR-tos) (Info)
Species: longifolius (lon-jee-FOH-lee-us) (Info)

Category:
Cycads

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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

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:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Blue-Green
Leathery-Textured

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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Sep 22, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of my favorite cycads- beautiful leaf shape and user-friendly (nothing sharp or dangerous.. .unless you eat it). It is a moderately fast growing species with bright green leaves.. though there is a blue-green form. The leaves are generally recurved, more than most Encephalartos, making this a particularly ornamental species. The leaflets are perfectly spaced along the leaf and each leaflet ends in a subtle curve and smooth tip. Very old plants develop a stem, and some, if injured, develop multiple branches. Like all cycads, there is a male and a female plant. from South Africa.

Regional...

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

Thousand Oaks, California



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