Encephalartos lehmannii
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Encephalartos lehmannii

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Common name: Karoo Cycad
Special Notes: Featured in our entrance planting, this short, sturdy cycad has beautiful, still, silvery-blue, upright leaves.  It is highly drought tolerant and frost hardy, and it wants good drainage, full sun and regular feeding. RARE
Family: Zamiaceae
Native to: South Africa
Form: Low-growing, palm-like
Size: 4-5 ft tall x 2 ft
Flowers: no (makes cones)
Light: Full to part sun
Water: Drought resistant
Hardiness: Frost tolerant to mid-20s F
Soil: Very well-draining