Cycad
Macrozamia stenomera

Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Macrozamia (mak-roh-ZAM-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: stenomera (sten-oh-MER-uh) (Info)

Category:

Cycads

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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:

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:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

This plant is fire-retardant

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

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

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Thousand Oaks, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 4, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of my favorite cycads (nearly all are, I guess). But this one is somewhat unique in that it has foliage that is remisicent of a conifer, and the large, tuberous caudex is mostly subteranean. In the wild (Australia) this is a somewhat common plant in the local area it's found in, but here in the US it is a very rare and expensive cycad. It is nearly impossible to get plants out of Australia, and seed is hard to come by on this species. Still, some growers are able to attain the seed and I have a seedling from one of them in a pot in my yard. There are two basic varieties of this species- ones with green leafes and ones with a blue-green cast. The latter are the more sought after, though both are striking plants, especially as potte specimens. The leaves of this cycad are ... read more