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Encephalartos lehmannii /Karoo Cycad

Encephalartos lehmannii  / Encephalartos lehmannii
Grows in dry soils in full sunlight and one of the most hardy of the cycads
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Grows in dry soils in full sunlight and one of the most hardy of the cycads

Fo9liage is blue-gray and turns green when plenty of water is available

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Scientific Name: Encephalartos lehmannii
Common Name: Karoo Cycad
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Palms and Palm-like Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: This cycad is likely the hardiest, most drought resistant of the South African species. A low-growing, small to medium cycad with an erect trunk up to 6 feet tall and somewhat wider. It grows in neutral to alkaline soil and must have good drainage. Forms clumps suckers are produced from the base. Male and female flowers on separate plants.