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Encephalartos Sclavoi

DescriptionCycads World

A small cycad with a subterranean or emergent, trunk to 1 m long and 35 cm diameter, growing singly or in clumps of up to 3 stems, with new suckers produced from the base.

Young Leaves

Green or coppery, covered with white silky hairs.

Mature Leaves

Numerous, erect to obliquely erect in an often untidy crown, 1.75 - 2 m long, dark green to blue-green, leathery, flat in cross-section, straight in profile or twisted towards the apex.

Male Cones

20 - 25cm x 10 cm, more or less conical

Female Cones

30 - 40 x 15 - 20 cm, ovoid-cylindrical, sometimes light brown when mature.

Distribution and Habitat

Endemic to the western Usambara Mountains in north-eastern Tanzania. Grows on relatively dry, steep, south-facing rocky hillsides and ridges among grass and low shrubs. The climate is tropical with hot, humid summers and mild winters.

Cultivation

Suited to tropical and subtropical regions. An extremely attractive species which deserves to become widely grown. Plants grow vigorously in full sun or semi-shade. Responds well to regular watering, mulching and light fertilising. Needs protection from frosts.

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