A picture of a Munch's Cycad

Munch's Cycad

Encephalartos munchii

Full Sun
Advanced care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

Munch's Cycad Overview

Munch's cycad is a highly endangered dwarf cycad with only one known colony in the Zembe Mountains of Mozambique. It is a dwarf cycad with blue-green leaves that turn yellow with age. Female cones are cylindrical to barrel-shaped, 50 cm in length, and bright green. Seeds are red.

Common problems with Munch's Cycad

Generally problem-free

    How to harvest Munch's Cycad

    Harvest seeds when mature and starting to loosen from the cone.

    How to propagate Munch's Cycad

    Seed

    Sow fresh mature seed in sandy soil.

    Suckers

    Allow suckers to grow attached to the motherplant for about two years until they have enough reserves to survive on their own. Remove with a clean cut and use flowers-of-sulphar to help the wounds to heal.

    Special features of Munch's Cycad

    Pot plant

    Indoor plant

    Drought resistant

    Other uses of Munch's Cycad

    Ornamental

    Edible

    The Afrikaans name 'Broodboom' came from the traditional use of the pith as bread - note that Cycads is toxic and it needs a 3month fermentation process to break down those toxins!