Cycad
Ceratozamia latifolia

Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Ceratozamia (ser-at-oh-ZAY-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: latifolia (lat-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Synonym:Ceratozamia mexicana var. latifolia

Category:

Shrubs

Cycads

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

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

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Carlsbad, California

Encinitas, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Dallas, Georgia

Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii

Fordoche, Louisiana

Cayce, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 23, 2007, Cretaceous from El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Ceratozamia latifolia is native to Mexico (San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo, and Queretaro).

Ceratozamia are listed on CITES Appendix I.

Positive

On Oct 26, 2006, Bodhisagan from Dallas, GA wrote:

This plant is much hardier than you might think. I know a gentleman in Anniston Alabama groing this among other ceratozamias in zone 8a. It's a beauty. Too bad they're so hard to come by and so expensive.

Positive

On Jul 11, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

another Ceratozamia mexicana-like cycad from Mexico- this one short with a maximum of about 6" caudex above ground. Has spreading habit, but rare to sucker... long leaves with narrowish lancelote slightly cupped leatherly dark green leaflets. I can't often tell this plant from a yound C mexicana. Not common in cultivation but usually available at specialty nurseries