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Ceratozamia mexicana var. latifolia /Bamboo Cycad, Mexican Horncone

Ceratozamia mexicana var. latifolia  / Ceratozamia mexicana var. latifolia
A crown of foliage originating from a hard basal growing point
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A crown of foliage originating from a hard basal growing point


Large, elegant fronds

Close-up image of a cycad frond

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Scientific Name: Ceratozamia mexicana var. latifolia
Common Name: Bamboo Cycad, Mexican Horncone
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Palms and Palm-like Plants
Comments: As with most cycads, this is an excellent sepecimen plant to feature in the garden in warm climates. It does not produce the number of fronds that the well known sago produces, but the foliage is quite elegant with up to eighty or more leaflets on each frond. Provide protection from freezing temperatures.