This tall, upright grower is native to southern Kenya, in open evergreen cloud forests on steep mountain slopes. The Kisambo Cycad gets its name from the local Taita language.
This medium-large sized clumping cycad grows to 14 ft. trunk height, and can grow multiple stems. Its dramatically erect leaves can grow to 12+ feet long, making it one of the most spectacular cycad species.
The Kisambo Cycad is an easy to grow plant, which prefers light shade. It develops a long tap-root, so for the plant's long-term growth it is best to plant it in the ground. It prefers to avoid a hard frost.