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Encephalartos arenarius

Encephalartos arenarius

Encephalartos arenarius, also known as the Alexandria Cycad, is native to the coastal sand dunes of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. It is a medium-sized cycad, distinguished by the its silver or grey sheen of its adult leaves, and its gracefully lobed leaflets.

Encephalartos arenarius, requires excellent drainage, and prefers light shade or moderate sun. It should be protected from frost.

Three forms of this plant are periodically available, two of which have a traditional form, one with Blue Leaves, the other with the more traditional Blue-Green Leaves.

A third variant, the Encephalartos arenarius "Blue Form", takes on a very different form as a mature plant, as you will see in photos listed below. However, juvenile plants of this species can look very similar to the "Blue Leaf" form.





Encephalartos arenarius  Blue Leaf
Encephalartos arenarius<br>Blue-Green Leaves
Encephalartos arenarius "Blue Form"
Encephalartos arenarius Blue Leaf

Encephalartos arenarius
Blue-Green Leaves


Encephalartos arenarius "Blue Form"




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Encephalartos arenarius