This This super rare cycad is endemic to the Limpopo province, South Africa in what’s considered the “Transvall” area. It can be found at high elevations in the mountains (around one thousand meters), in low deciduous forest and precipitous slopes and cliff (in partial and full sun). The species is almost gone in the wild, populations are small and scattered. This is a small to medium sized species. Leaf length can range between one to two meters, and stems can reach a height of two and a half to three meters with ancient plants. Mature specimens will make multiple pups. Mature leaves in sun are very blue.
It is among the species located in the Transvaal region of South Africa, and is highly sought after. This species has beautiful leaves. The leaflets and petioles are mildly armed and can be almost completely unarmed in some cases. This species is a good grower, but is not what I would classify as a fast plant. In coastal and inland areas, this plant prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial sun. For desert areas, I could recommend partial sun or filtered light. Cold hardiness is into the low 20’s F. The citrus pot size on sale below has a caudex of 2 inches.