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Encephalartos altensteinii

English: Eastern Cape Giant Cycad; Afrikaans: Oos-Kaapse broodboom

Encephalartos altensteinii - A cycad which can form a stem 4-7m high in time. This coastal species naturally occurs in low forest or on rocky hillsides. The leaves are among the largest found in cycads. Cones are yellowish-green and the seeds are scarlet. A drought tolerant plant which can be used to stunning effect as a form plant or container plant. Plant in a focal position in full sun. For best growth, feed from time to time with organic fertilizer.

- Encephalartos altensteinii.

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