Requires well drained soil. Follow a regular deep watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Low water needs, once established; supplement during hot season, in absence of rainfall. Feed with a slow release fertilizer when new growth begins in spring.
- Light Needs: Partial shade to full sun
- Watering Needs: Once established, needs occasional watering; more often in extreme heat.
Highly versatile and softer in texture without the sharp edges of other popular cycads, this palm-like perennial adds an exotic flair to landscape or patio. Long, arching dark green leaves emerge frond-like from a multi-branched clump. Dioecious. Mature female plants produce cones that ripen to reveal shiny orange seeds in autumn. Evergreen.