Encephalartos altensteinii

Botanical Name: Encephalartos altensteinii

Common Name(s): Eastern Cape cycad

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Description:

The long green leaves droop and recurve in the shade; in sun, they tend to be more erect. Female plants bear one to five yellow cones. This cycad is quite fast growing in rich, moist, well-drained soil and prefers to grow in the shade.

Family: Zamiaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: en-sef-uh-LAR-tos

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Frost Sensitive
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Indigenous
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Low Maintenance
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Half Sun
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Moderate Watering

Cone Bearing

Female plants bear one to five yellow cones.

Encephalartos altensteinii cones

Foliage

Description:
The long green leaves droop and recurve in the shade; in sun, they tend to be more erect.


Origin

Indigenous to South Africa.

 

Other Languages

Oos-Kaapse broodboom(A) 
umphanga (X)

Size

4 m * 3 m

Soil Conditions

This cycad is quite fast growing in rich, moist, well-drained soil and prefers to grow in the shade.

 

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