LOVES SUN ALONG THE COAST
SUPER POPULAR WITH ENTHUSIASTS
By far, the most popular rare cycad we sell is Encephalartos horridus. I don’t know if it’s the gnarly, spiny leaflets that thrills people. Or, the smaller size. Or, the intense blue color. But, somehow people love this plant and we can hardly keep them in stock. It is slow growing, has prominent barbs on the edge of the leaflets and has a small crown width – usually five feet or less. A two foot trunk would be about it’s maximum caudex height. It can sucker. Along the coast it likes full sun – in the desert, a few hours. Cold hardiness is about 22 degrees F. Shown here is a nice 15 gallon plant. Caudex size is 6 inches. We can ship this plant. The last three pictures below are of garden plants. Of note, because of this species’ popularity, we often don’t have them available – especially with an ideal size like this one.