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Encephalartos horridus/Blue Sago, Eastern Cape Blue Cycad

Encephalartos horridus / Encephalartos horridus
Silvery-blue, spiny foliage
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Silvery-blue, spiny foliage

Specimen cCycad growing among stones in a rock garden

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Scientific Name: Encephalartos horridus
Common Name: Blue Sago, Eastern Cape Blue Cycad
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a low growing cycad that produces silvery-blue, recurving foliage that emerge from a partly subterranean trunk. Makes an excellent container plant. It tolerates dry sites and only light freezes.