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Encephalartos lehmmanii/Blue-leaved Cycad, Karoo Cycad

Encephalartos lehmmanii / Encephalartos lehmmanii
Has typical look of cycads with a short trunk
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Has typical look of cycads with a short trunk

Fronds are a unique grayish-blue color

Looks like a dwarf palm

Fronds are grayish-blue but turn green when plant exposed to lots of water

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Scientific Name: Encephalartos lehmmanii
Common Name: Blue-leaved Cycad, Karoo Cycad
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Palms and Palm-like Plants
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Comments: A very easy cycad to grow, provided it is kept in a warm environment. Keep growing media moist during summer growing season and almost dry when plant in winter. One of the hardeiest and drought resistant of the South African cycads. Foliage is grayish-blue and may have spines. Plants are dioecious. Little information is avaiable on this plant.