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Rare Cycads and other Drought-Resistant Plants that Love Full Sun and Full Heat

Full Sun & Heat Loving PlantsThese are cycads and other plants that enjoy sun, as well as heat. Most of these can handle full-day sun in a subtropical, temperate, or warm temperate climate. Among these are also plants that may prefer afternoon shade in a dry environment, such Mediterranean climate or a desert climate. Please see Partial or Coastal Sun for more information on these plants.



Agave Species
Cycas angulata
Cycas cairnsiana
Agave Species

Cycas angulata

Cycas cairnsiana

Cycas media
Cycas ophiolitica
Cycas panzhihuaensis
Cycas media

Cycas ophiolitica

Cycas panzhihuaensis

Cycas platyphylla
Cycas revoluta<br>The King Sago
Cycas revoluta "Showa" form
Cycas platyphylla

Cycas revoluta
The King Sago


Cycas revoluta "Showa" form

Cycas sp. Saraburi
Cycas sp. Utaithani
Cycas taitungensis
Cycas sp. Saraburi

Cycas sp. Utaithani

Cycas taitungensis

Cycas wadei
Dioon angustifolium
Dioon califanoi
Cycas wadei

Dioon angustifolium

Dioon califanoi

Dioon caputoi
Dioon holmgrenii
Dioon merolae
Dioon caputoi

Dioon holmgrenii

Dioon merolae

Dioon sonorense
Dioon edule "Palma Sola"<br>Dioon sp. "Palma Sola"
Dioon sp. "Mixtequensis"
Dioon sonorense

Dioon edule "Palma Sola"
Dioon sp. "Palma Sola"


Dioon sp. "Mixtequensis"

Dyckia Species
Encephalartos aemulans
Encephalartos altensteinii
Dyckia Species

Encephalartos aemulans

Encephalartos altensteinii

Encephalartos altensteinii x lehmannii
Encephalartos altensteinii x trispinosus
Encephalartos arenarius
Encephalartos altensteinii x lehmannii

Encephalartos altensteinii x trispinosus

Encephalartos arenarius

Encephalartos arenarius x horridus
Encephalartos cupidus
<b>Encephalartos cupidus Robustus Plants<br>The Giant Cupidus</b>
Encephalartos arenarius x horridus

Encephalartos cupidus

Encephalartos cupidus Robustus Plants
The Giant Cupidus


Encephalartos cycadifolius
Encephalartos dyerianus
Encephalartos eugene maraisii
Encephalartos cycadifolius

Encephalartos dyerianus

Encephalartos eugene maraisii

Encephalartos friderici guilielmi
Encephalartos horridus, The Eastern Cape Blue Cycad
Encephalartos horridus x longifolius
Encephalartos friderici guilielmi

Encephalartos horridus, The Eastern Cape Blue Cycad

Encephalartos horridus x longifolius

Encephalartos inopinus
Encephalartos kisambo Plants
Encephalartos lanatus
Encephalartos inopinus

Encephalartos kisambo Plants

Encephalartos lanatus

Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos longifolius
Encephalartos mackenzei
Encephalartos lehmannii

Encephalartos longifolius

Encephalartos mackenzei

Encephalartos middelburgensis
Encephalartos munchii
Encephalartos nubimontanus
Encephalartos middelburgensis

Encephalartos munchii

Encephalartos nubimontanus

Encephalartos princeps
Encephalartos senticosus x trispinosus
Encephalartos princeps

Encephalartos senticosus x trispinosus

Encephalartos sp. Gorongosa

Encephalartos transvenosus<br>The Modjadji Cycad
Encephalartos transvenosus x latifrons
Encephalartos transvenosus x  lehmannii
Encephalartos transvenosus
The Modjadji Cycad


Encephalartos transvenosus x latifrons

Encephalartos transvenosus x lehmannii

Encephalartos transvenosus x paucidentatus<br>Cross between Modjadji Cycad and Barberton Cycad
Encephalartos transvenosus x woodii
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos transvenosus x paucidentatus
Cross between Modjadji Cycad and Barberton Cycad


Encephalartos transvenosus x woodii

Encephalartos trispinosus

Macrozamia communis
Macrozamia fraseri
Macrozamia communis

Macrozamia diplomera

Macrozamia fraseri

Macrozamia miquelii
Macrozamia moorei
Macrozamia mountperriensis
Macrozamia miquelii

Macrozamia moorei

Macrozamia mountperriensis

Macrozamia riedlei
Zamia angustifolia
Zamia furfuracea
Macrozamia riedlei

Zamia angustifolia

Zamia furfuracea

Zamia inermis Plants<br>Extremely Rare, Cold-Tolerant Beauty
Zamia floridana
Zamia loddigesii Plants
Zamia inermis Plants
Extremely Rare, Cold-Tolerant Beauty


Zamia floridana

Zamia loddigesii Plants

Zamia lucayana
Zamia paucijuga
Zamia pygmaea
Zamia lucayana

Zamia paucijuga

Zamia pygmaea

Zamia spartea
Zamia spartea




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Full Sun & Heat Loving Plants