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Stanger`S Cycad

Stangeria eriopus

Also known as

Natal Grass Cycad, Bobbejaankos (Afr.), Imfingo (Zulu), Umfingwani (Xhosa)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

10a-11b

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

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Stanger`S Cycad Overview

The Natal Grass Cycad, Stangeria eriopus, is indigenous to the East coast of Southern Africa. It is very adaptive and grows in full sun in open grasslands, and can also be found growing in full shade in forests. Female cones are egg-shaped, about 20 cm in length, and produce pink seeds. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal.

Common problems with Stanger`S Cycad

Relative problem free - scout for Scale Insects and Mealy bugs anddo not overwater!

How to propagate Stanger`S Cycad

Seed

Naked seeds grow on female plants and need pollen from male plants to be fertile. Sow fresh fertile seeds in sandy soil and keep warm and moist. Germination can take 1-3 months.

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 Stanger`S Cycad

Pot plant

Other uses of Stanger`S Cycad

Ornamental

Other uses

Medicinal