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Encephalartos altensteinii: Eastern Cape Giant Cycad

Encephalartos altensteiniiEncephalartos altensteinii also known as the Eastern Cape Giant, is a robust, tall-growing cycad, with deep green glossy leaves reaching 6-9 feet long and leaflets held in a V-shape along its leaves. Its trunk can grow to over 15 feet tall over hundreds of years, at about one inch per year. Encephalartos altensteinii, distinguishes itself from other large green South African species by its straight leaves, broad, well-spaced leaflets with very few spines at maturity, and its basal leaflets do not reduce to spines. Please click here to see a larger detailed image of this plant.

We believe Encephalartos altensteinii is the best growing large green cycad for California and the Southwestern USA, because it is cold-tolerant, heat-tolerant, sun-tolerant, resilient and a relatively fast grower.

Encephalartos altensteinii, native to South Africa's Eastern Cape Province, grows in exposed positions through to heavily forested areas. It does best in well-drained soil in sun, preferring part day shade in dry climates. It is frost-tolerant.



Encephalartos altensteinii
1 Inch Caudex Size Plants


EncAlt1$50.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
1.25 Inch Caudex Size Plants


EncAlt1.25$63.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
1.5 Inch Caudex Size Plants


EncAlt1.5$75.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
1.75 Inch Caudex Size Plants


EncAlt1.75$88.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
2 Inch Caudex Size Plants


EncAlt2$100.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
2.25 Inch Caudex Size Plants


EncAlt2.25$113.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
2.5 Inch Caudex Size Plants


EncAlt2.5$125.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
2.75 Inch Caudex Size Plants


EncAlt2.75$138.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
3 Inch Caudex Size Plants


EncAlt3$150.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
3.25 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt3.25$163.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
3.5 Inch Caudex Size Plants


EncAlt3.5$175.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
3.75 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt3.75$179.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
4 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt4$200.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
4.25 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt4.25$213.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
4.5 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt4.5$225.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
4.75 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt4.75$238.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
5 Inch Caudex Size Plant


EncAlt5$250.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
5.25 Inch Caudex Size Plant

EncAlt5.25$274.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
5.5 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt5.5$300.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
5.75 Inch Caudex Size Plant

EncAlt5.75$326.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
6 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt6$354.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
6.25 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt6.25$383.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
6.5 Inch Caudex Size Plants


EncAlt6.5$413.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
6.75 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt6.75$444.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
7 Inch Caudex Size Plants


EncAlt7$476.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
7.5 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt7.5$544.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
7.75 Inch Caudex Size Plants


EncAlt7.75$547.34
Encephalartos altensteinii
8 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt8$616.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
9 Inch Caudex Size Plant

EncAlt9$774.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
9.25 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt9.25$816.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
9.5 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt9.5$860.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
10.5 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt10.5$1,045.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
10.75 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncAlt10.75$1,086.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
2.25+1.25 Inch Multi-Headed Cluster

EncAlt2.25+1.25$176.00
Encephalartos altensteinii
2+1.75 Inch Multi-Headed Cluster

EncAlt2+1.75$188.00
Encephalartos altensteinii Seedlings

SdlgEncAlt$25.00



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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.

Caudex Size
(Diameter)
Container Size
(Volume)
Up to 1 Inch 1-2 Gallon
1 Inch to 3 Inch 3-5 Gallon
3 Inches to 7 Inches 15 Gallon
7 Inches and Up 24 Inch Box


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