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Please note: This photo is from plants about 1-2 years older than the seedlings we had offered. All plants are now in larger sizes.
The grey-green erect leaves are arranged in a fan shape, and usually emerge after flowering. This spring-flowering species will often flower even if it does not receive any water in winter.
Boophone disticha is one of a few species in this genus and occurs mainly in summer rainfall region. The name Boophone is derived from the Greek bous, ox, and phone, death, referring to the poisonous properties of the bulb. The specific name disticha means leaves erect in a fan shape.
Boophone disticha thrives in full sun in well-drained, sandy soil and also in rocky areas. It should be planted in a protected area, and although it can stand drought, it does not like frost. Plant the bulb so that the neck and part of the bulb show above the ground. The plants seem to grow equally well in well-drained, sandy soil and in hard ground, but they take a long time to flower after being moved.
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WHAT IS CAUDEX SIZE?
You’ll notice we list and price cycads by their caudex size (diameter in inches). The caudex is a cycad’s woody, bulblike trunk. Caudex diameter is a good measure of a cycad's age. The chart below can give you a rough idea of how this translates to pot size.
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