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Products > Encephalartos longifolius
 
Encephalartos longifolius - Long leafed Cycad

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

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Cycad
Family: Cycadaceae (Cycads)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Insignificant
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 6-10 feet
Width: 6-12 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Encephalartos longifolius - A medium-sized clumping cycad, ultimately growing up to 14 feet tall with up to 10 stems but rarely seen at half of these proportions in cultivation. It has to 6 foot long blue-green leaves with leaflets arranged in a distinct V shape pattern and leaflets overlapping towards the tip. It has the largest female cone of the genus. The species is found in a wide range of habitats in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Listed by South African sources as being frost tender - seems to withstand temperatures at least in the high 20s without damage.  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Encephalartos longifolius.
 
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