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Encephalartos natalensis, Natal Cycad, Natal Giant Cycad

Encephalartos natalensis

Natal Cycad, Natal Giant Cycad
Family: Zamiaceae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPalm or palm-likeThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Encephalartos natalensis is relatively quick-growing palm-like cycad with an erect stem.

Leaflets are wide, deep, dark green and only have a spine or two at the tip. Some forms almost spineless.



Encephalartos natalensis, Natal Cycad, Natal Giant Cycad


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Encephalartos sp., Bread Palms, Bread Tree, Kaffir Bread

Encephalartos sp.

Bread Palms, Bread Tree, Kaffir Bread
Family: Zamiaceae
Origin: Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsPalm or palm-likeThorny or spiny

Several of the species possess stout trunks. The persistent, pinnate leaves are arranged in a terminal spreading crown, or ascending. The rigid leaflets are variously spiny or incised along their margins. Male cones are elongated, and three or four may appear at a time. Female cones are borne singly, or up to three at a time, and may weigh up to 60 pounds (27 kg).

Species :

Encephalartos ferox

Encephalartos gratus

Encephalartos hildebrandtii

Encephalartos horridus

Encephalartos lehmanii

Encephalartos natalensis

Encephalartos transvenosus

Encephalartos villosus





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Epithelantha sp., Button Cactus

Epithelantha sp.

Button Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersThorny or spiny

Epithelantha sp., Button Cactus
Epithelantha sp., Button Cactus
Epithelantha sp., Button Cactus
Epithelantha sp., Button Cactus


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Eryngium sp., Sea-holly
Eryngium leavenworthii

Eryngium sp.

Sea-holly
Family: Apiaceae / Umbelliferae
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant



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Erythrina bidwillii, Indian Coral Tree, Bidwell's Coral Tree

Erythrina bidwillii

Indian Coral Tree, Bidwell's Coral Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A showy hybrid of Erythrina crista-galli x Erythrina herbacea.

Erythrina bidwillii is a deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub to small tree when protected from frost can obtain the height of 20 feet. It flowers during the summer months a very attractive red pea shaped flower that stands out among the landscape. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping. Cold hardy to at least light freeze; the most cold hardy varieties of all erythrinas.





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