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Encephalartos altensteinii - Prickly Cycad

Encephalartos altensteinii - Prickly Cycad (Encephalartos altensteinii - Prickly Cycad)

A Prickly Cycad growing at the San Diego Zoo. Posted for my
GoY friend Rbtkew. Photo taken Oct. 28, 2008.

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What a lovely sunny sight Andy...its lovely.....

21 Dec, 2009



Thanks! Cycads usually need a lot of very hot sun.
: > )

21 Dec, 2009


this is one plant that I wish I had the climate to grow...or a really honking big solarium! oh well...if wishes were horses...!

28 Dec, 2009



LOL! Yes, most cycads take up a lot of also need that cushion of space so you don't get poked by the leaves which are very stiff and like needles.

28 Dec, 2009


Hahahah....psyched by a cyc....

4 Jan, 2010



5 Jan, 2010

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