Encephalartos altensteinii

Prickly Cycad

These easy-to-care-for, slow-growing, palmlike cacti have a dense crown of tough, stiff, evergreen leaves in fronds. Popular indoor and greenhouse plants, their scaly cones and fruits also offer ornamental interest. Grown outdoors in the South. From their tuberous or stout cylindrical trunks, they put out suckers to start new plants. Plant in loamy soil. Water frequently.
Encephalartos altensteinii, Prickly Cycad
Trunk reaches 12 to 21 feet tall. Its 10-foot green leaves grow straight or curve inward.

Attributes - Encephalartos altensteinii

Plant Type: Succulent

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 14 ft. to 30 ft.

Width: 20 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.

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