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PlantFiles: Bamboo Cycad
Ceratozamia norstogii

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Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Ceratozamia (ser-at-oh-ZAY-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: norstogii (nor-STOG-ee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Ceratozamia plumosa

Category:
Cycads

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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:
Light 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

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Dec 10, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a relatively common cycad in cultivation, usually under its more common synonym, C plumosa. It has very twisted leaves and fine, long leaflets. In my opinion it's a bit of a messy looking plant, but unique. Not to be confused with the more recently described C zeragozae, which has very similar leaflets, but the leaflets on the latter are not fluted (as in C norstogii) and they are comparitively shorter. Also, the cones of C norstogii have long 'horns' on them while C zeragozae has short, blunted 'horns'. This is another Mexican cycad (all are protected Cites and should not be collected in the wild).

Regional...

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

Thousand Oaks, California



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