Cycad Boab Export Supply Cycad International
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Our Minimum order value for Export is us$1,000this is for the plant content of shipment only and does not include documentation or shipping.

All cycads are grown and established in Soil-less media, we export them in this media, very little stress is experienced by the plant, re-establishment time is very quick when planted into landscape.

Our Cycads are grown without need for insecticide application, these cycads offered are proven to be insect resistant (Bullet Proof) landscape plants.

Ordering UsaPlease feel free to contact us for quotes, as we have many different features of the plants. These plants will be shipped as soon as possible – allowing for permits and inspections, packaging etc.

We can be contacted via:
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Phone: +61 8 89 710 335
Fax: +61 8 89 712 689






For Import/Export Permits. Click Here.

For information on agricultural permits for nursery stock click here

For CITES Appendix I and 2 Cycad species, CITES recognizes our "Artificially Propagated Material" and does not require the importer to obtain a CITES Import Permit.We have CITES Export Permit Valid for Multiple Commercial Consignments.

Terms of Trade - Plants

  1. Send your request via email, fax or through the Quote Request Section of our Website with details of quantities required of each species. Please include either your email address, fax number and country code, mailing address with your details.
  2. We will advise availability and send you a Quote which will include any costs for export documents and a price for packaging and shipping. We will advise if you will require any import documentation for the shipment if you are to proceed with the order.
  3. If you wish to proceed with the order any further negotiations need to be finalized at this point. E.g. If you require alternate shipping arrangements and pricing, more or less quantities etc.
  4. Payment will be in advance accompanying a written confirmation of order. Payment must be received and cleared into our account before an order is dispatched. Preferred payment method is by Telegraphic Transfer direct to our Bank in Australia. These details are listed on the Quote. Some brokers require further information plus the Swift Code – please send request for this information so that we may make your payment as easy as possible to process. U.S.A. customers please note that our ANZ banks’ major correspondent bank in the USA is JP Morgan Chase and the Bank of New York, new York.
  5. Order is packed as soon as possible and dispatched by the customers preferred method of transport.

Terms of Trading:

  • Ownership is passed to the buyer as soon as the plants are passed to your preference of transport. We explicitly work on your instructions for we are not liable for any difficulties after dispatch.
  • The customer accepts these terms of trade once an order is placed.

Plant Hardiness Zones

One of the biggest problems any gardener has is in choosing the right plant for the correct Hardiness Zone. Make sure you know what Hardiness Zone your plant will live in comfortably. The Hardiness Zone should be listed with the description and cultural care guidelines prior to any purchase. If it isn't, don't buy the plant. And if the nursery can't guarantee that the plant is suited for this area (Zone 6) or colder (Zones 5-1), leave immediately and buy from someone who knows what they're doing!

To alleviate some of the confusion, eliminate the needless killing of plants and especially the wasting of your hard-earned money, use the Hardiness Map below. Both the USDA and Rutgers University have issued their own respective Plant Hardiness Zone Maps. The USDA Map is shown below; Rutgers' Map will be added as soon as the latest version is available. shown below; Rutgers' Map will be added as soon as the latest version is available.

Usa Zones
Zone 1 (below -50 degrees F)
Zone 2 (-50 to -40 degrees F)
Zone 3 (-40 to -30 degrees F)
Zone 4 (-30 to -20 degrees F)
Zone 5 (-20 to -10 degrees F)
Zone 6 (-10 to 0 degrees F)
Zone 7 (0 to 10 degrees F)
Zone 8 (10 to 20 degrees F)
Zone 9 (20 to 30 degrees F)
Zone 10 (30 to 40 degrees F)

For more detailed information on USDA Plant Hardiness Zones click here.

CITES, Cycad Species & Import / Export Requirements

All cycads are in the CITES appendix under Plant Kingdom, covered under one of the following three family names: Cycadaceae, Stangeriaceae and Zamiaceae (please reference Ken Hill's Cycad Pages under identification if further explanation is required). For additional legal considerations, please reference the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Title 50 Part 23.

All cycads are CITES APPENDIX II except the following:

  • Cycas beddomei
  • Stangeria eriopus
  • All Ceratozamia
  • All Chigua
  • All Encephalartos
  • Microcycas calocoma

These are all APPENDIX I.

APPENDIX II seeds are not CITES regulated. APPENDIX I seeds are treated the same as the plants.

To import plants as an individual, you need to submit a form PPQ-587 to USDA:APHIS:PPQ for your import permit. It must have each individual species name you intend to import. This is FREE and lasts five years. You must continually amend your permit if you keep importing different species. You must also pick a port of entry for inspection. Small packages can be sent by mail anywhere as long as the destination is a USDA:APHIS:PPQ inspection station.

As a business, or if you want to export, you need to submit form PPQ-621 with $70 for an import/export license. This lasts two years.

To import artificially propagated CITES I/II material you need the exporter to supply you with the phytosanitary certificate and a CITES permit showing artificial propagation. (Always a good idea to contact the responsible government office in the country you're importing from so you know what you should have.) (All of our CITES Appendix 1plants offered are artificially Propagated so are treated as CITES Appendix 2 Plants for the purpose of the act.)

To import CITES I material removed from the wild, (This Permit is not necessary for our Cycads as Artificially Propagated in our CITES Registered Nursery) you must also have a permit from U.S. Fish and Wildlife that cost $25 ( and is good for 6-12 months. To get the permit, you have to show experience caring for and adequate facilities to accommodate the plant material, subject to inspection at anytime. Plants imported under these conditions can never be commercially sold and any monies derived from sale of the material must be used to propagate and care for other APPENDIX I material in your possession. (How they enforce this, I don't know.) (These conditions do not apply for our exportedcycads)

Between U.S. states this can be just as much work depending on the states involved with the agricultural inspections.

The following links point to the CITES forms discussed above (most are in PDF format):

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Pdf Small Company Profile

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Pdf Small Cycad Plant Catalogue

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Pdf Small Australian Brochure

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Pdf Small Export Brochure

Cycad International | 61 Morris Road, Katherine, Northern Territory, 0850, Australia
Managing Directors : Josef & Karen Perner
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