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Cycad
Encephalartos hildebrandtii

Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Encephalartos (en-sef-uh-LAR-tos) (Info)
Species: hildebrandtii (hil-de-BRANDT-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Cycads

Height:

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)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Thousand Oaks, California

Tulare, California

Fort Myers, Florida

Odessa, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 5, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

One of the more common species available in cultivation, and one of the first available to so many throughout the world. Because of this, most botanical gardens where one finds cycads will have large, old plants of this species. It is similar in appearance to E natalensis- long, straight, deep green leaves with simple sharp tips lancelote leaflets (some leaflets have small spines on them). It is a relatively fast grower and does well in many different soils and climates. From Tanzania and Kenya.