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Ceratozamia mexicana, Palmilla, Forest Pineapple

Ceratozamia mexicana

Palmilla, Forest Pineapple
Family: Zamiaceae
Origin: Mexico, Guatemala
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageThorny or spiny

A medium to large cycad which in nature develops an emergent trunk to 2 m long and 30 cm diameter, with the leaf bases spreading away from the trunk. Dark green smooth leaves. Suited to tropical and warm subtropical regions. A vigorous species which forms impressive clumps. Require protection from excessive hot sun, with a position receiving morning sun or filtered sun being most suitable. Respond vigorously to an abundance of water, regular light applications of fertiliser and mulching.

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