A picture of a Prickly cycad

Prickly cycad

Encephalartos bubalinus

Also known as

Cycad

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3.5m

Max

2m

Min

0

Prickly cycad Overview

This genus consists of slow-growing cycads from the subtropical regions of southern Africa, They will appear as large tufts of spiky fronds before developing a stout trunk. They will grows to a height of 3.5m. The leaves are deep blue green, stiff, ovate and palm-like in appearance. Each leaflet is spine tipped and often toothed. The female plants, once matured will produce spectacular cones from the centre of the crown.

How to propagate Prickly cycad

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the spring.

Other uses of Prickly cycad

Grown for their palm like appearance.