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Encephalartos hildebrandtii Plants

Encephalartos hildebrandtii PlantsEncephalartos hildebrandtii , also known as the Mombasa Cycad, is a large plant with glossy dark green stiff leaves. Its trunk grows to one foot in diameter, and it can grow over time to 20 feet tall. Encephalartos hildebrandtii leaves grow to 10 feet in length, with slightly keeled leaflets having more than 3 teeth on their edges, and a 2-3 spines forming “trident” tips.

Encephalartos hildebrandtii is native to Kenya and Tanzania, and grows in sandy plains and rocky hill tops. New leaves emerge a very attractive orange to olive green, hardening off to a glossy dark green. This is an easily grown plant, happy in either full sun (humid climates) or part shade, and adaptable to extremes of moisture.

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Encephalartos hildebrandtii Plants