LOVES HEAT AND SUN – VERY THIN LEAFLETS
This beautiful South African species of cycad is best known for the silvery throw of new leaves that it displays. It has a medium sized trunk, usually to a maximum height of six feet. It does sucker from the base. Leaves are about three feet long and arching downward. The leaflets are very narrow and essentially unarmed. When new leaves emerge they are a brilliant silver in color. I was absolutely stunned by the beauty of this species the first time I saw a mature plant throw new leaves. As they age, they become more of a blue green color.
The native locality for this species experiences extremes in weather from very high summer heat to definite freezes in winter. In the garden, this species demands sun. I’d estimate cold hardiness to be in the low 20’s. It is a good species for those in cooler areas who still get summer heat. .
Shown here is a citrus pot sized plant that has a caudex of 2.75 inches. Remember that rare cycads are sold by their caudex size. We’re offering nice prices on this size. If you buy one and it’s a bit smaller caudex size, it’ll cost less. If it’s bigger, it’ll be more.
REGULAR PRICE CITRUS POT WITH 2.75 INCHES OF CAUDEX $480
This size is easy to mail order.
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