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Encephalartos altensteinii

Common names: Eastern Cape Cycad (E); Oos-Kaapse broodboom (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Palm/Cycad, Shrub, Tree

Encephalartos altensteinii

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

SEMI-SHADE

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

AVERAGE SIZE:

4m x 4m

Encephalartos altensteinii

DESCRIPTION
An evergreen, dioecious cycad which is grows naturally in forests or rocky hillsides at the coast. The large leaves are up to 3.5m in length and are among the largest found in cycads. The leaflets have up to 5 teeth along both margins. The lowermost leaflets are not reduced to spines. The cones are in groupd of 2-5 and turn yellowish green when mature.
LANDSCAPING USES
Great for a forest garden or rockery.
GARDEN THEMES
Formal, Rockery, Tropical
FOLIAGE

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