Encephalartos natalensis is a beautiful, all-season, evergreen cycad with deep green leaves. It can grow up to 20 ft. in height, with leaves up to 10 ft. long. Also known as the Natal Giant Cycad, Encephalartos natalensis is relatively quick-growing palm-like cycad with an erect stem. Its long deep green leaves have spiny-toothed leaflets which are more prominent on younger plants.Click here to see an enlarged photo of this plant.
Native to KwaZulu Natal and Zululand, South Africa, Encephalartos natalensis prefers filtered sun, and is frost tolerant.