This cycad occurs between Louwsburg and Ngome in Northern KwaZulu-Natal.The habitat is short grassland growing on south-facing slopes in full sun. The stem can grow up to 3 metres tall with dark glossy-green leaves erect to spreading and 1.20- 1.45m long.
This Eastern Cape cycad grows along the east coast from the Busmans River in the south to as far north as the border of KwaZulu-Natal. It also occurs inland, up to 40km from the coast near Komga, Kei Road and King William’s Town. Vegetation varies from shade to full sun. Plants growing in shade will produce recurving leaves of 2-3m in length, while plants in full sun (typical) produce shorter, erect to gently recurving leaves. The leaves are mid-green in colour. These cycads may grow up to 4m tall.
This cycad is restricted to coastal dune forest and bush vegetation in the Alexandria district, north-east of Port Elizabeth. The leaves range from dark green in colour to a bluish shade, 1-1.5m long with stems up to 2m tall recorded. This cycad will do well in full sun or semi-shade.
This cycad occurs in the coastal districts of the Eastern Cape. The stem is subterranean, reaching approximately 40cm. It can be grown in full sun to semi-shade with leaves olive green to dark green, 40-90cm long. Two distinct leaf forms, the “ruffled” leaf form and the more typical “neater” – looking erect leaf form.
This is a medium-sized cycad that grows to about 2 metres tall, with a stout erect trunk, occasionally clumping with bright green glossy leaves to about 1.5 metres long, with 1-6 spines on each margin, green cones and red seed-coats.
This species grows in steep, rocky, misty valleys and woodlands. It is a medium- to large-sized cycad, and grows up to 4 metres in trunk height, often producing multiple trunks and multiple branches. Its straight leaves are dark green in color, with a distinct blue accent for those plants growing in the shade.
This cycad grows on dolomite rock formations in the Northern Province Drakensberg range. The stem is well-developed and often suckering from the base. Leaves are strongly glaucous green to blue, 60 – 80cm long, with stems reaching 1.5m in length.
This cycad is known from one single locality in the Northern Province lowveld near the small town of Mica. A handsome, undemanding and easily grown cycad, which grows in full sun. Leaves are blue, turning green with age. Stems are up to 4m tall.