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Encephalartos natalensis - Natal Cycad

Encephalartos natalensis - Natal Cycad (Encephalartos natalensis - Natal Cycad)

Natal cycad with cones at Quail B. G. on Dec. 1, 2009.

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Great photo and lovely subject.

3 Dec, 2009



Thanks you!

3 Dec, 2009


Cycads are amazing plants. Great picture Andy.

4 Dec, 2009



Thanks! : > )

5 Dec, 2009


only in my dreams ,,,

5 Dec, 2009



Do you have any cycads growing outside
where you live? There's many hardy species
which tolerate quite low temps. and cool
condition...they usually just grow very
slowly...which is the case anyway. : > )

6 Dec, 2009


i do have one which clings on for dear never has more than four fronds. a new one grows regularly but as soon as it does one dies back...i do admire its these cones look amazing.

6 Dec, 2009


We have a Encephalartos altensteinii here at Kew; which is supposed to be the largest pot plant in the world. Its an amazing plant,google it.

6 Dec, 2009



Many Encephalartos species are very hardy...however, they need
consistantly high temps. to get them growing well.


It would be nice to see a photo of the Encephalartos altensteinii
at Kew. I will post some pics of Encephalartos altensteinii
growing outside in the ground at the San Diego Zoo...there's

7 Dec, 2009


I'll try to get a pic some time although I think you can google it or find it on the Kew website,

9 Dec, 2009



Thanks! I'll check it out.

10 Dec, 2009

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