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PlantFiles: Cycad
Encephalartos kisambo

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

Category:
Cycads

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

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
Leathery-Textured

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 Mar 22, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Now this is a big cycad... not so much tall, but leaves up to 12' long and spreading. Hard to find enough room in the yard for more than one of these. Good grower in Southern California and relatively fast for an Encephalartos. Slightly limey green leaves, simple, long leaflets with a terminal spine that isn't too viscious. But there are some weird, sneaky and incredibly sharp spines near the base of the leaflets in an area one doesn not normally encounter spines on a leaf, and if you grab the rachis to pull or even move a leaf, you may discover these spines! Becoming more commonly available in cultivation.

Regional...

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

Carlsbad, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Cape Coral, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida



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