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Stangeria eriopus/Natal Grass Cycad, Stranger's Cycad

Stangeria eriopus / Stangeria eriopus
Large, fern-like leaves
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Large, fern-like leaves

Striking foliage on this Cycad

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Scientific Name: Stangeria eriopus
Common Name: Natal Grass Cycad, Stranger's Cycad
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Fruit present: Summer
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This is a small cycad species with stems completely underground like a carrot. Plants often branch into several growing points. Leaves are covered with gray hairs when they first emerge but soon lose it. The foliage is the primary feature. Cones are produced on each growing point and can take place through out the year.