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Encephalartos spp


Kaffir Bread, Bread Palms
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Scientific Name Encephalartos spp
Principal Common Name Cycad
Common Name(s) Kaffir Bread, Bread Palms
Description There are 20 or more plamlike plants all native to South Africa. The genus includes both tuberous and columnar varities. Some have spiny foliage. Cycads are an ancient group of seed plants characterized by a large crown of compound leaves and a stout trunk. They are evergreen, gymnospermous, dioecious plants having large pinnately compound leaves.
General Comments The cycad fossil record dates to the Early Permian, 280 mya.
Nativity Africa
Height Range 0 - 0
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy N
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Green
Leaf Texture Fern-like : Glossy : Spiny : Stiff
Form Cycad : Shrub : Small Tree
Flower Color
Flower Time
Ease of Growing Average : Difficult
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Partial Shade : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
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