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Products > Plants - Browse By Plant Category > Cycad > Ceratozamia hildae
 
Ceratozamia hildae - Bamboo Cycad

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Cycad
Family: Cycadaceae (Cycads)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Ceratozamia hildae (Bamboo Cycad) - A unique fast growing cycad with interesting pairs of lime-green-colored leaflets arranged in an opposite, yet often asymmetrical, arrangement with another pair along the many upright 3 to 4 foot tall petioles. This forest plant from the states of Veracruz and San Luis Potosí, Mexico in habitat is often solitary but in cultivation can form a clump that eventually forms a solid bush-like plant. Plant in light shade to part day sun and irrigate regularly. Hardy to around 20 ° F. The specific epithet honors Hilda Guerra, the daughter of Luciano E. Guerra of Mission, Texas, who was responsible for the first commercial importation of this cycad from Mexico in 1960. The common name Bamboo Cycad is in reference to this plants perceived resemblance to bamboo with clumps of upright leaves bearing fasciculated leaflets. On a trip to Mexico with cycad expert Jeff Chemnick I was fortunate to see this interesting plant growing in habitat near the town of Aquismón in San Luis Potosí. Our plants in the nursery from seed purchased from SeedCo.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Ceratozamia hildae.
 
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