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Encephalartos eugene maraisii

Encephalartos eugene maraisii

Encephalartos eugene maraisii is the first described species among the blue-leaved Transvaal cycads, discovered by the writer and naturalist, Eugene Marais. It is native to South African mountains in Waterberg, Pietersburg, Witbank, and Middelburg. Please click here to see a larger Encephalartos eugene maraisii image.

Encephalartos eugene maraisii is also known as the Waterberg Cycad, closely related to several other species ( Encephalartos middelburgensis, Encephalartos dyerianus, Encephalartos dolomiticus and Encephalartos hirsutus), distinguished by its straight leaves which recurve at their ends, spineless median leaflets, clear petiole, and green cones with a fine brown tomentum (fuzz).

Encephalartos eugene maraisii forms solitary or clumping trunks, up to 8 ft. tall, 1-1 ½ ft in diameter. Its leaves silver-blue are 3-5 feet long, leaflets keeled, lance-shaped, overlapping downwards, without lobes, or teeth, median leaflets 6-8 inches long, ½ - ¾ inch wide.



Encephalartos eugene maraisii
3.5 Inch Caudex Size Plants

EncEugMar3.5$787.50
Encephalartos eugene maraisii Seedlings
SdlgEncEug$125.00

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WHAT IS CAUDEX SIZE?

You’ll notice we list and price cycads by caudex size. The caudex is a cycad’s woody, bulblike trunk, and caudex size is a good measure of cycad age. The chart below can give you a rough idea of how this translates to pot size.

Approximate
Caudex Size
Container
Size
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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