Get updates on specials.

Visit Us On...

Encephalartos laurentianus Plants

Encephalartos laurentianus PlantsEncephalartos laurentianus, also known as the Kwango Giant Cycad is extremely rare. It is Africa's largest cycad. It grows fast, to become a true giant, prehistoric looking plant! According to author Douglas Goode, its trunk can eventually reach 50-60 feet! In shade, Encephalartos laurentianus eventually becomes so huge that its sheer weight causes the plant to recline and grow along the ground.

Encephalartos laurentianus comes from the Eastern Congo and northeastern Angola, areas considered impenetrable to outsiders, due to their remoteness and danger. Thus the rarity of this plant.

Encephalartos laurentianus achieves leaves of 15-25 feet long, with leaflets reaching 15-20 inches long.

Photo Courtesy Douglas Goode

Encephalartos laurentianus
1.5 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus
2 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus
2.5 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus
2.75 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus
3 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus
3.25 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus
3.5 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus
4 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus
4.75 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus
5 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus
5.25 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus
5.5 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus
5.75 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus
7.25 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus
7 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus
8.25 Inch Caudex Size Plant

Encephalartos laurentianus Seedlings


* 2016 Holiday Discounts on plants, and how to get these savings:
1. Purchase $200 or more in plants ($100 after your discount) and receive up to a 50% discount by using the coupon code Save50 when you check out of your shopping cart in our online store.
2. Purchase $1,000 or more in plants and receive up to a 55% discount on most plants by using the coupon code SaveBig when you check out of your shopping cart in our online store.


Please Note: All sales are limited to items available in stock
at the time of your purchase and are subject to prior sale.
If an "Add to Cart" button is not present, the item may not be in stock.



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
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


To verify an item is in stock, please click the "Add to Cart" button.
If "Add to Cart" button is not present, the item may not be in stock.

Also, please note that no sale coupon, credit or voucher may be
combined with any other sale term or special. If an item is purchased
using such a "double discount," we reserve the right to either cancel
the order, or modify it to give you the more favorable single discount.

Share this page:

Encephalartos laurentianus Plants