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Cycads for Sale in Containers

 

Encephalartos lehmannii, 20 gal, 7/8” caudex width, 30”/38” tall.  Lovely blue hue. 

Note:  These cycads were container grown.  Once planted in the ground having full arc of the sun, they will become amazingly silver-blue.

See our 21” caudex width, in-the- ground specimen for proof.  This is a perfect cycad for inland southern CA.   

Provenance: 

Pollination, germination of seed by George Sparkman, grown in containers to 15 gallon size

Acquired by a private collector, shifted later to 20 gallon size

Acquired by Indian Rock

 

Encephalartos lehmannii, 20 gal, 7” caudex width, 30” tall, about 20 years old  7” x $139./inch =  $973.  Discount with volume purchase.

 

Encephalartos lehmannii, 20 gal, 8” caudex width, 38” tall, about 24 years old    8” x $139./inch =  $1112. Discount with volume purchase.

 

See "Special Sale" tab for discounts!

Can't find the cycad you want? 
Try "In-Ground Inventory" and "Personal Collection" tabs.


Genus species

Quantity

Cost per inch

Ceratozamia latifolia

 

$69

5 gal, small                                         SOLD!

0

 

15 gal, beautiful form, 4", 21" tall       One was SOLD!

1

 

Ceratozamia mexicana

 

$69

7 gal  4", 36" tall         

1

 

15 gal  5.5", 40" tall          

1

 

20 gal, 8", 6' tall                                  One was SOLD!                      

1

 

Ceratozamia 'Molongo'

 

$89

5 gal

1

 

15 gal  3"; 3.5"; 5", 55" tall

3

 

Ceratozamia 'Santiago Tuxla'

 

$109

5 gal, from Loran Whitelock 1998  2.5", 22" tall

1

 

15 gal, from Loran Whitelock 1998  4", 48" tall

1

 

Cycas  revoluta x debaoensis

 

$89

15 gal, 6"

2

 

Cycas loei  (no discount)

 

$89

20 gal, 6.5"cw, 10"ch, 65" tall

1

$599 flat

20 gal, 8"cw, 7"ch, 60" tall

1

$699 flat

Cycas media

 

$59

3 gal, 2"

1

 

15 gal, 5"                       

2

 

15 gal, 5.5"                       

1

 

15 gal, 5.75"                       

1

 

Cycas panzhihuaensis

 

$79

20 gal, 12" cw, 52" tall, female, instant landscape

4

$949 flat

20 gal, 12" cw, 52" tall, male, instant landscape

1

$949 flat

Cycas pectinata(no discount)

 

$89

5 gal, 3" cw, 1.5" ch, 26" tall                 

1

 

5 gal, 3.5"                                        

1

 

20 gal, 9"cw, 10"ch, 6' tall, statuesque!

1

$899 flat

Cycas petraea (loei)(no discount)

 

$89

tall gal, 1.5"

1

 

5 gal, 1.5"

1

 

5 gal, 3"

1

 

5 gal, 3.5"

1

 

5 gal, 3.5" cw, 2" ch, 26" tall

1

 

5 gal, 4"

4

 

5 gal, 4.25"

1

 

15 gal, 4.5" cw, 3" ch, 46" tall

1

 

Cycas revoluta

 

$19

15 gal, 4"-6.5"

12

 

Cycas schumanniana

 

$69

5 gal, 3"                     

2

 

Cycas sp.  (quite special, tag lost)

 

$49

5 gal                                           

2

 

Cycas taitungensis

 

$49

15 gal, 3.5"-6"

11

 

20 gal, 7"

2

 

Cycas thouarsii, seeds from Madagascar JAN2004

 

$39-$59/cw + $5/ch

5 gal, 1.25"

1

$39 flat

15 gal, 4"- 5"cw, 9"- 10"ch, 4' -5' tall, from seed 2004

47

$239 flat

15 gal, 5"cw, 12"ch, 42" tall

1

$349 flat

15 gal, 5"cw, 13"ch, 52" tall

1

$359 flat

20 gal, 5"

1

$239 flat

20 gal, 8"cw, 24"ch, 84" tall, instant landscape

1

$589 flat

Dioon califanoi  (distinctive feature, green-gray keel shaped leaves)

$129

15 gal, 4.5", specimen!             SOLD!

0

 

15 gal, 6"

1

 

15 gal, 8" + 5 pups                    SOLD!

0

 

5 gal, 4"

1

 

5 gal, 2.5"

2

 

Dioon edule 'Jacala'  (distinctive feature, very blue in hot sun)

$79

13 gal, many sizes                                    

8

 

15 gal, many larger sizes             2 were SOLD!                            

28

 

Dioon edule 'Palma Sola'

 

$69

13 gal, 3"                                        SOLD!

0

 

Dioon edule 'Queretaro'

 

$69

13 gal, 3"                                        SOLD!

0

 

Dioon edule 'Rio Verde' (translation 'Green River', bright green)

$69

5 gal, 2"

4

 

5 gal, 2.5"

1

 

5 gal, 2.5"+2 pups

1

 

7 gal, 4"

1

 

7 gal, 6"

1

 

13 gal, 3.5" + 1 pup                                         

1

 

15 gal, 4", 1"

1

 

15 gal, 5"+1 pup

2

 

15 gal, 5", 2"

1

 

Dioon holmgrenii 

 

$79

7 gal, 4", new flush, very erect!                 SOLD!

0

 

5 gal, 2.5"

2

 

5 gal, 3.5"

2

 

5 gal, 4"

1

 

5 gal, 4.5"

1

 

5 gal, 4.5"

1

 

5 gal, 5.5"

1

 

7 gal, 4"

1

 

13 gal, 4"               

1

 

15 gal, 3.5"               

1

 

15 gal, 6.0"                                       SOLD!

0

 

15 gal, 6"

1

 

15 gal, 6"                                          SOLD!

0

 

Dioon mejiae

 

$79

15 gal, 7"                              4 were SOLD!

0

 

15 gal, 7"                                          SOLD!

0

 

15 gal, 6.5"                                       SOLD!             

0

 

15 gal, 6.5"                                       SOLD!

0

 

15 gal, 6"                                          SOLD!

0

 

15 gal, 5"                                          SOLD!

0

 

3 gal, 5.5"                        rooting out, NFS

1

 

Dioon merolae

 

$79

7 gal, 3"                                      

2

 

7 gal, 4"

2

 

7 gal, 4.5"

4

 

7 gal, 5.5"

1

 

13 gal

1

 

15 gal, 4"

1

 

15 gal, 5"

1

 

15 gal, 5.5"

1

 

15 gal                                    

2

 

Dioon merolae 'Golden Form' (petiole becomes orange in hot sun)

$89

13 gal            

2

 

15 gal, 3.5", new flush      2 were SOLD!         

0

 

Dioon rzedowskii

 

$99

13 gal

2

 

Hobby House in pumice

   

tall gal, 2"

1

 

5 gal squat, 2"

1

 

Dioon spinulosum, typically $450. for 6"

 

$49

5 gal, 4"-5"                6 were SOLD!

0

 

15 gal; 11 ea 6", 1 ea 5", 1 ea 4.5", 1 ea 4"                       

14

 

Encephalartos aemulans  great selection

 

$119

5 gal, 2"

1

 

7 gal, 3"

1

 

15 gal, 4"

1

 

15 gal, 5"

1

 

15 gal, 5"

1

 

15 gal, 5.5"

1

 

15 gal, 6"

1

 

15 gal, 7"

1

 

15 gal, 7" + 1 pup

1

 

15 gal, 7.5"

1

 

15 gal, 8"

1

 

15 gal, 8"

1

 

15 gal, 9"

1

 

15 gal, 11"

1

 

15 gal, 12"

1

 

20 gal, 8"

1

 

20 gal, 8.5"

2

 

20 gal, 9"

2

 

20 gal, 9" (f)

1

 

20 gal, 9.5"

1

 

20 gal, 10", large. long caudex

2

 

20 gal, (10.5")  7.5", 3", long caudex

1

 

20 gal, 12", (f), long caudex

1

 

20 gal, 12", 41" tall

1

 

24" box, 16"  specimen!      

1

 

Encephalartos altensteinii

 

$99

15 gal, 6"

1

 

15 gal, 7"

1

 

15 gal, 7", 1 pup

1

 

15 gal, 7.5"

1

 

15 gal, 7.5"

1

 

15 gal, 9"

1

 

20 gal, 10"

1

 

25 gal, 10", 1 pup

1

 

30 gal, 11" cw, 14" ch, 58" tall

1

 

Encephalartos arenarius blue  (extremely blue in hot sun)

 

$149

15 gal, 8" + 2 pups                                                 SOLD!

0

 

15 gal, 9"

1

 

15 gal, 10"                                                             SOLD!

0

 

from Personal Collection, 14", strikingly blue       SOLD!

0

 

Encephalartos arenarius x horridus

 

$119

5 gal, 1.5"                                                               SOLD!

0

 

5 gal, 2.5"

1

 

15 gal, 6.5" + 6 offsets                                          SOLD!

0

 

East of House

   

7 gal, 2",  new flush

1

 

15 gal, 3.5"                                     SOLD!

0

 

Encephalartos bubalinus  (one of the most stately cycads)

$179

5 gal, 1.75"                                     SOLD!

0

 

7 gal, 2.5", new flush

1

 

15 gal, 8", beautiful new flush        SOLD!

0

 

East of House

   

15 gal, 3.5", 24" tall

1

 

Encephalartos chimanimaniensis  (mani x chimani)

 

$139

5 gal, 3"  (from the 300 Patch, the last one)

1

 

15 gal, 7"

1

 

15 gal, 8", flushing                      

1

 

Encephalartos concinnus   (seeds from Ian Turner 20 years ago)

$99

10 gal, 6"

1

 

15 gal, 7"                                                SOLD!

0

 

15 gal, 7.5" new flush

1

 

20 gal, 12" new flush

1

 

Encephalartos eugene-maraisii Kransberg

 

$199

15 gal, 4" cw, 30" tall                              SOLD!  

0

 

Encephalartos ferox

 

$59

Near water meter, Cycas thouarsii

   

5 gal (m)&(f), 3.5" to 5"           

16

 

15 gal, 4", 2"

1

 

15 gal, 4.5", 2"

1

 

15 gal, 5", 3", 2", 2", 1"

1

 

15 gal, 6"

1

 

Encephalartos gratus

 

$89

Near upper left driveway, entering

   

5 gal, 1.5"

1

 

5 gal, 2.5"

1

 

15 gal, 4.5"

1

 

20 gal, 10.5", 56" tall  deepest green cycad                                  

1

 

the last 10.5" 20 gal, perfect for coastal/canopied areas

   

20 gal, 10.5"                                       SOLD!

0

 

20 gal, 11"

1

 

20 gal, 12.5"

1

 

20 gal, 13"

1

 

20 gal, 14"

1

 

Encephalartos 'Greatholzmanii'   (gratus x mani from G. Holzman)

$59

5 gal, 2"

1

 

5 gal, 3"

1

 

15 gal, 6"

1

 

15 gal, 6.5", impressive

1

 

Encephalartos horridus    

 

$120

Pool Area

   

7 gal, 2.5" + 2 pups                                            

1

 

7 gal, 4"                                            

1

 

7 gal, 5" + 1 pup                                             

1

 

7 gal, 6"                                            

1

 

15 gal, 3"                                                                   SOLD!                                          

0

 

15 gal, 4" + 1 pup, blue-silver, outstanding                                

1

 

15 gal, 5"

1

 

15 gal, 6"

1

 

15 gal, 6"

1

 

15 gal, 6"

1

 

15 gal, 6"                                                                   SOLD!                                     

0

 

15 gal, 6.5", dug 21DEC2022, rooting out HH

1

 

15 gal, 7"

1

 

15 gal, 7"

1

 

15 gal, 7.5"                                                               SOLD!

0

 

15 gal, 7"+ 3 pups

1

 

15 gal, 5.5", 3.5", 3" + 1p (12")

1

 

15 gal, from Personal Collection, 13", 2 offsets      SOLD!                                         

0

 

15 gal, 5", 4", 4", 3.5, 3" (19.5")

1

 

20 gal, 5.5", 4", 4", 3", 2", 2" (20.5")

1

 

20 gal, 6" + 1 pup

1

 

20 gal, 11", beach ball form, incredible new flush!  SOLD!

0

 

20 gal, 9", 2"  (11")

1

 

20 gal, 8", 5"  (13")

1

 

20 gal, 8.5", 8.5"  (17")

1

 

20 gal, 6.5", 5", 3", 3", 2" (19.5")

1

 

20 gal, 8", 4.5", 4.5", 2.5" (19.5")

1

 

20 gal, 6", 6", 6", 5"   (23")

1

 

20 gal, 7", 6", 6", 4" (23")

1

 

20 gal, 6", 4", 4", 3.5", 3", 3" (23.5")

1

 

20 gal, 7.5", 4", 4", 4", 3", 2"  (24.5")

1

 

20 gal, 6.5", 5.5", 5", 4", 4"  (25")

1

 

20 gal, 8", 6.5", 5", 4", 3.5"  (27")

1

 

20 gal, 8", 6", 5", 4", 4", 3" +1 pup  (30")    perfect form!

1

 

30 gal, 11", 8", 7" + 3 pups  (26")

1

 

24" box, (m), 11", 9" (20")

1

 

24" box, 7", 5", 4", 4", 3", 3", 3", 2" (31")

1

 

24" box, 11", 8", 5", 4", 4", 4", 1p (36")

1

 

West of Garage

   

7 gal, 2.5"

1

 

7 gal, 3"

1

 

15 gal, 4.5"

1

 

15 gal, 4", 2.5"  (6.5")

1

 

15 gal, 7"

1

 

15 gal, 6", 3"  (9")

1

 

15 gal, 5", 2", 2", 1.5", 1.5"  (12")

1

 

15 gal, 4.5", 3.5", 2.5", 2", 2"  (14.5")

1

 

24" box, 7", 6", 5", 5", 5", 5", 4" (37")

1

 

24" box, 9", 8", 7.5", 7", 6.5", 6", 5", 5", 4" (58")

1

 

Encephalartos kanga 'Tanzania'  (no discount)

 

$139

15 gal, 4", no cycad has leaves as shiny!     SOLD!

0

 

tall gal,  3 offsets were immediately SOLD!

0

 

Encephalartos kisambo

 

$79

5 gal, 2"

1

 

15 gal, 6.5" (new flush); 7";  7.5"; 8.5" 

3

 

20 gal, 6"

1

 

24" box,10" cw, 42" tall  specimen, instant landscape

1

 

Encephalartos lanatus

 

$159

5 gal, 3.5"                                  SOLD!

0

 

7 gal, 3", specimen                   SOLD!

0

 

15 gal, 3", 2" (5")                       SOLD!

0

 

Encephalartos laurentianus

 

$179

7 gal, 1.75"

1

 

30 gal, 9"cw, 6"ch, 53" tall

1

 

Encephalartos lebomboensis

 

$89

5 gal, 6"

1

 

7 gal, 4.5"

1

 

7 gal, 5"

1

 

7 gal, 6"

2

 

15 gal, 6"

2

 

15 gal, 6.5"

1

 

15 gal, 7"

1

 

15 gal, 7.5", 2", 1" (10.5")

1

 

20 gal, 9"

1

 

Driveway south

   

15 gal, 10"

1

 

Encephalartos lebomboensis 'Piet Retief'

 

$99

15 gal, 25+ yrs old, 8"-10"                                                  

4

 

1 was SOLD!  

   

Encephalartos lehmannii, very blue

 

$139

5 gal, 1.25"

1

 

5 gal, 2"

1

 

7 gal, 1.5"

1

 

7 gal, 2.5"

1

 

7 gal, 4"

1

 

15 gal, 3.5", 1.5" + 1 pup (5")

1

 

15 gal, 6"                                

1

 

20 gal, 7", unusual recurved leaves               SOLD!                              

0

 

20 gal, 7", very nice, a keeper for life!                        

1

 

from Ficus Patch, 7.5"                                   SOLD!                

0

 

20 gal, 8", new flush that will make it very dense!          

1

 

Encephalartos lehmannii x longifolius

 

$99

5 gal, 4"                                                         SOLD!

0

 

Encephalartos longifolius, blue

 

$129

7 gal, 3"

1

 

7 gal, 5" cluster

1

 

15 gal, 5", majestic recurved blue leaves     SOLD!                                       

0

 

15 gal, 5"                                                       Reserved                  

1R

 

15 gal, 6", strong keel leaves with wide, cupped leaflets

1

 

15 gal, from 3.5" to 4.5"                                       

7

 

Encephalartos longifolius, green  (very neat keel, recurved leaves)

$89

5 gal, 2"

1

 

5 gal, 3", rooting out

1

 

5 gal, 4"

1

 

15 gal

2

 

15 gal, 4"

1

 

15 gal, 5", was misplaced, has !arge rachis

1

 

15 gal, 6" + 1 pup

1

 

15 gal, 6", keel, large leaves

1

 

15 gal, 5", 2" (7")

1

 

15 gal, 7.5", was misplaced, has very large rachis

1

 

20 gal, 9" cw, 7" ch, 37" tall  dense head of leaves

1

 

20 gal, 10" cw, 8" ch, 46" tall 

2

 

Encephalartos longifolius 'blunt', blue-green

 

$109

7 gal, 3.5", dug 21DEC2022, rooting out HH

1

 

Encephalartos manikensis

 

$79

15 gal, 3.5"          

1

 

15 gal, 4"

1

 

15 gal, 5"

1

 

15 gal, 6.5"

1

 

15 gal, 6.5"

1

 

15 gal, 7"                         One was SOLD!

1

 

20 gal, 11"

1

 

Encephalartos mani x gratus  (vibrant and strong)

 

$69

20 gal

1

 

Encephalartos msinganus  (quite impressive)

 

$109

7 gal, 5.5"

1

 

15 gal, 2.5"

1

 

15 gal, 7"

1

 

15 gal, 7"

1

 

Encephalartos natalensis

 

$79

20 gal, 10"

2

 

20 gal, 11"

1

 

20 gal, 11" cw, 10" ch, 45" tall (m)  shimmering color

1

 

20 gal, 12", deeply cupped leaflets              SOLD!

0

 

Driveway south

   

15 gal, 5.5"

1

 

15 gal, 6.5"

1

 

15 gal, 7"

1

 

15 gal, 7.5"

1

 

20 gal, 10"

1

 

20 gal, 10"

1

 

20 gal, 10" (m)

1

 

20 gal, 10.5"                             

1

 

20 gal, 8.5", 4"  (12.5")

1

 

20 gal, very large, 14" cw, 13" ch

1

 

Encephalartos natalensis 'Ulerdii'

 

$89

15 gal, 7", tomentum surface           SOLD!

0

 

Encephalartos natalensis x horridus(nat-hor)

 

$89

15 gal                                         

3

 

Encephalartos princeps

 

$179

7 gal, 3.5"                                             SOLD!                                  

0

 

Encephalartos sclavoi 

 

$109

East of house

   

7 gal, 4", dug 21DEC2022

1

 

Pool Area

   

20 gal, 9.5" cw, 48" tall

1

 

Encephalartos senticosus

 

$69

15 gal

3

 

20 gal, 12" (m) with cones

1

 

Encephalartos septentrionalis, very rare

 

$249

30 gal, 9.5"                          SOLD!  See photo below

0

 

Encephalartos transvenosus

 

$99

15 gal

4

 

30 gal, 15" with 16" caudex height  Huge!       SOLD!

0

 

Encephalartos trans Soutpansberg

 

$119

15 gal                                                          SOLD!

0

 

Encephalartos trispinosus  (very blue in hot sun)

 

$139

15 gal, 5"                                                    SOLD!

0

 

from Grnhse bank, 5"                                 SOLD!          

0

 

from Grnhse bank, 6"                                 Reserved

1R

 

from Grnhse bank, 6.75"                            SOLD!                                         

0

 

Encephalartos trispinosus spineless (very blue in hot sun)

$149

10 gal, 4.5", new flush!

1

 

10 gal, 3"

1

 

10 gal, 3", 1"  (4")

1

 

15 gal, 4.5"

1

 

15 gal, 5"

4

 

15 gal, 5.5"

2

 

15 gal, 6"                             

1

 

15 gal, 3.5", 3.5" (7")

1

 

15 gal, 6", 1" (7")

1

 

from Personal Collection, 7", strikingly blue       SOLD!

0

 

15 gal, 7.5"                           

1

 

15 gal, 7.5"                           

1

 

15 gal, 4.5", 4" (8.5")

1

 

20 gal, 5" huge root base, value 8"                    SOLD!

0

 

20 gal, 7.5"

1

 

Encephalartos turneri (no discount)

 

$165

20 gal, 11", quite special with dark green hue leaflets,

1

 

the nicest green Encephalartos we have.  Dug August

   

2020, it is robust and  guaranteed!  A great choice to

   

provide contrast against your blues.

   

Encephalartos villosus

 

$79

5 gal 4", 4.5"

2

 

15 gal, 7", awaiting new flush                         

1

 

15 gal, 5" to 7"                         

5

 

20 gal, 7"- 8"

2

 

20 gal, 8"cw, 5"ch, 82"tall

1

 

Encephalartos whitelockii  most erect cycad

 

$139

7 gal,  3"                 

1

 

7 gal,  3"                 

2

 

15 gal,  3.5"

1

 

15 gal,  6"

2

 

15 gal, 7.5"

2

 

15 gal, 8"

1

 

20 gal, 7.5"

1

 

20 gal, 9.5" cw, 64" tall

1

 

Hobby House

   

15 gal, 8"

1

 

Lepidozamia peroffskyana

 

$129

15 gal, 3"- 5"                            

8

 

Macrozamia communis

 

$39

5 gal, 2"-3"

7

 

15 gal, 2"-3"

6

 

15 gal, 5"-6"                      one was SOLD!

1

 

Macrozamia miquelii

 

$59

tall gal

2

 

5 gal

1

 

Zamia amblyphyllidia

 

$59

5 gal (f); 3 ea 4" clumps                   

1

 

15 gal (m), 4.5"

1

 

Zamia 'Cayman Islands'

 

$79

5 gal (m)

1

 

Zamia floridana

 

$49

3 gal

3

 

5 gal

2

 

Zamia floridana 'curly'

 

$59

5 gal

2

 

Zamia furfuracea, inland 'Dorado' form

 

$39

see Special Sale tab for discount

   

10 gal, 4"-6", a full-leaf cycad, will zoom when planted

19

 

Zamia furfuracea, wider leaf form

 

$49

20 gal                                       

3

 

Zamia herrerae 'Chiapas'

 

$39

5 gal, 1.5"

1

 

5 gal

3

 

Zamia herrerae 'El Salvadore'

 

$39

5 gal

1

 

Zamia inermis

 

$79

5 gal (m), 4.5"

1

 

5 gal, 3"; 3 ea 3" clumps; 5"

3

 

Zamia integrifolia

 

$49

3 gal

2

 

5 gal (f)

1

 

7 gal (m)

1

 

5 gal, 3", 3", 3", 4", very large plant         SOLD!

0

 

Zamia loddigesii

 

$39

5 gal, 4" to 7", 2'-3' tall                  1 was SOLD!          

47

 

Zamia paucijuga

 

$49

5 gal, 4" to 6" cw (m)&(f), 3'-4' tall               

30

 

15 gal, 2" clump + 3" + 4"

1

 

Zamia picta

 

$59

5 gal, 3"-5" cw, 4'-6' tall, beautiful yellow dots     

17

 

Zamia polymorpha

 

$59

5 gal, 2.5"                                             

4

 

Zamia pumila

 

$49

5 gal (m)

2

 

5 gal (f)

3

 

Zamia sp.

 

$39

Liners

12

 

1 gal

3

 

5 gal

1

 

Zamia sp. 'Mexico'

   

tall gal, 1"

1

$29. flat

tall gal, 1.5"

1

$29. flat

tall gal, 1.5", 1.5" , 2"

1

$39. flat

tall gal

13

$29. flat

5 gal, 4"

1

$44. flat

5 gal

1

$49. flat

Zamia variegata(was picta)

 

$49

5 gal, 4"-9" cw, 5'-6' tall, beautiful yellow dots     

17

 

Zamia vasquezii

 

$45

5 gal, 2.25" + 1" + 1"         SOLD!              

0

 

5 gal (m), 2.5" + 2.5" clump; 2.5"; 3" 

3

 

5 gal (f), 3.5"; 3.5"

2

 

13 gal (f), 4"

1

 
     

Updated

1/22/2023

 

 


D. spinulosum, young plant growing under slight canopy, new leaflets are shiny, lime, become darker once hardened.  Prickles on leaflet margins.  Place in bright indirect light to partial shade.

 

D. spinulosum, in-ground, 9” cw, 22” ch, 84” tall. 

Provenance: Received as 9” x 15” TP (tree pot), 5 gal, 2007 from Don Kurth, Palm Mountain, Vista. About 5 years old then, thus this spinulosum is 20 years old. Note the interesting and attractive long leaflets.Photo taken with morning dew on leaves.

 

D. spinulosum, 15 gal, 6” average cw, 8” average ch, 48” average height. 

14 available.   6” x $34/inch = $200.  

These spinulosums have identical provenance to the in-ground one above, the difference is these have been grown in containers.  As stated in our website, cycads grown in the ground grow 3-5 times that of those grown in containers.

 

D. spinulosum, close-up plant detail.

 

D. spinulosum, close-up caudex detail.

 


Encephalartos gratus, 20-gal, 10.5" to 14".

This cycad's habitat is Central Africa.  This geographical area near the equator has high humidity which effectively shelters plants from intense sun rays.  This cycad is best grown here in southern California in dappled light, or high cover where tall trees create scanning patterns of sun rays with less intensity.  It can be grown in a coastal location with good results but remember there are Santa Ana winds that can quickly change a moderate climate.  An alternative is to plant this cycad on the east side of a home or a wall; the cycad receives warm sun in the morning but because the sun breaks over the roof or wall, there is bright light but no direct sun on this cycad.  This cycad relies on pulling up moisture in a reasonable period of time from its ground location; we have found that this cycad doesn't always achieve that when placed in a container.

Note the gorgeous green color of these Encephalartos gratus leaves.  You can achieve these results using the above methods.

 


 

Encephalartos ferox, 30-gallon, 13-inch caudex, 6.5 feet tall, 3 feet wide. 

This one was SOLD but we have more.

Here is an excellent example of an Encephalartos that prefers dappled light, the Encephalartos ferox.  Other Encephalartos having similar sunlight restrictions would be the hildebrandtii, laurentianus and villosus.  Many 5 gallon E. ferox' are available.

The ferox can take an enormous amount of time to become tall like this example.  Stick this cycad in a heavily shaded spot, like beneath an avocado tree and you will see little in 5 years, knee-high in 10 years and maybe waist high in 15 years.  How do you speed this process up?  Always plant in the ground for growth is 3 to 5 times that of cycads grown in containers.

  • Plant in coastal sun with no overhead trees or shade.  Unfortunately a Santa Ana may do damage.
  • Plant in inland sun on the east side of a house or structure.  When the sun breaks over this structure towards the west, the light level on the east side will lower and be satisfactory.  Experiment with the ferox in a container for several months; water well to insure the plant can draw up water during this experiment.  If this ferox does not yellow or turn lime-green, this is a satisfactory location.
  • Plant in inland sun under 30% shade cloth.  This material has to be special ordered and is ugly, not acceptable as a permanent solution.
  • Plant in inland sun beneath Queen palms that are arranged with about 16 feet separation.  The sunlight will shine through openings.  As the earth turns this sunlight will "move" across the leaves and not burn.  This is exactly what the ferox wants--a bite of sun but no more.  Similarly, plant beneath Schizlobium parahybum trees spaced around 14 feet.