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Encephalartos ferox

Encephalartos feroxEncephalartos ferox is one of the most beautiful and interesting African cycads, featuring bright red cones and glossy leaves with sharp lobes. Also known as the " Holly Leaf Cycad", Encephalartos ferox grows along the coastline of South Africa and Mozambique, often in pure sand. The species name "ferox" is Latin for "ferocious", due to its thorny leaves.

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In habitat, Encephalartos ferox usually grows under tree cover, which protects it from direct sun, because it does best growing in part shade. The Holly Leaf Cycad is fast growing and relatively easy to grow. Encephalartos ferox requires excellent drainage and enjoys deep sandy soil. Its trunk can reach 3+ ft in height over time, with leaves up to 6 feet long. Its leaflets grow up to 6 inches long and 3 inches wide.



Encephalartos ferox<br>South Africa Flat Leaf Form
Encephalartos ferox "Chiputo"<br>Holly Leaf Cycad from Mozambique
Encephalartos ferox "Chongoene"<br>Curly Leaf Encephalartos ferox from Mozambique
Encephalartos ferox
South Africa Flat Leaf Form


Encephalartos ferox "Chiputo"
Holly Leaf Cycad from Mozambique


Encephalartos ferox "Chongoene"
Curly Leaf Encephalartos ferox from Mozambique


Encephalartos ferox "Xai Xai"<br>Wavy-Leafed Holly Cycad from Mozambique
Encephalartos ferox Dwarf Form<br>Bilene, Mozambique
Encephalartos ferox "Xai Xai"
Wavy-Leafed Holly Cycad from Mozambique


Encephalartos ferox Dwarf Form
Bilene, Mozambique





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