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Products > Encephalartos horridus
 
Encephalartos horridus - Spiny Kafirbread

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Cycad
Family: Cycadaceae (Cycads)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 2-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Encephalartos horridus (Spiny Kafirbread) - This small cycad has 18-24" long recurving leaves that have many intertwined spiny, silvery-blue leaflets that emerge from a partly subterranean trunk. The male plants produce narrow 1 foot long cones. It has low water requirements and tolerates frost - probably is cold hardy to 25-30 degrees F. Its native habitat is on exposed slopes in Mozambique, Swaziland, and northern Natal and Transvaal provinces of South Africa.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Encephalartos horridus.
 
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