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PlantFiles: Middleburg Cycad
Encephalartos middelburgensis

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Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Encephalartos (en-sef-uh-LAR-tos) (Info)
Species: middelburgensis

Synonym:Encephalartos eugene-maraisii subsp. middleburgensis
Synonym:Encephalartos middleburgensis

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Cycads

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

Hardiness:
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

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
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green
Leathery-Textured

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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Oct 20, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

One of the most beautiful and rare Encephalartos with wonderfully keeled, blue-green-grey leaves. It is from the more tropical areas of Africa, but still manages to do well in zone 9b (barely).

Regional...

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

Carlsbad, California
Reseda, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Torrance, California



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