Cycad
Ceratozamia robusta

Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Ceratozamia (ser-at-oh-ZAY-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: robusta (roh-BUS-tuh) (Info)
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Category:

Shrubs

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)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 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

Partial to Full 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:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

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:

Mission Viejo, California

Gainesville, Florida

Cayce, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 12, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

largest of the Ceratozamias, this one is from Mexico and also from several areas of central America south of Mexico (Belize and Guatemala). Caudex/trunk up to 6' tall and leaves up to 9' long... large curved leathery deep green, somewhat pendant leaflets. Some feel this is just a huge version of C mexicana.