Ferocious Blue CycadSpiny Karifbread
|Scientific Name||Encephalartos horridus|
|Principal Common Name||Ferocious Blue Cycad|
|Common Name(s)||Spiny Karifbread|
|Description||It is a small, low-growing cycad up 2-6'and 1-3' across. The trunks branch freely, forming dense clusters of overlapping/entangled blue-green foliage, with between 4 and 8 stems clustered together. Both sexes bear a single cone per crown, males occasionally two in December - January. Mature cones are bluish green in color, the male more blue than the female. The female cone is egg-shaped. Seeds are pale red to carmine in color. The male cone is sub-cylindrical, narrowed at both ends. Leaves do not droop during coning as with some other cycads.|
|Height Range||3 - 6 FT|
|Spread Range||1 - 3 FT|
|USDA Zones||9b : 10a : 10b : 11|
|Leaf Texture||Coarse : Palm-like : Spiky : Stiff : Thorny|
|Form||Cycad : Shrub|
|Ease of Growing||Average : Difficult|
|Light Preferences||Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Light Shade|
|Outstanding Features||Color : Container Plant : Evergreen : Speciman|
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