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  Ceratozamia hildae G.P.Landry & M.C.Wilson
  Family Name : Zamiaceae

 
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Gymnosperms (Non-Flowering Seed Plants) (Cycad)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Cycad
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Plant Shape :
      Open
      Maximum Height :
      1.8 m to 2.4 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Mexico
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      CITES Protection :
      True (Appendix I)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Foliage: It has very ornamental foliage. The leaflet are thin and papery, they are grouped in unique bow-tie shape clusters on the rachis (3-12 per node), give a bamboo like appearance. Hairy rachis. 
      Stems: It is a dwarf plant with a small subterranean(short, underground) stem, producing relatively long and upright leaves. 
      Flowers: Pollen cones 18-25cm in length. Seed cone 6-20cm. The seeds are covered with light yellow pulp. 
      Habitat :
      Occurs at approximately 850-1,300m altitude in the cloud zone in deciduous oak woodlands. Plants grow in heavy black clay and among limestone rocks.
      Cultivation :
      Prefer partial shade. Grown faster in full sun but do not looks good as the sun seems to bleach out the leaves and makes them look yellow. Cold tolerant. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade, [Remarks] (The plant grown faster in full sun but do not looks good as the sun seems to bleach out the leaves and makes them yellow. In shade, the leaves will look good but slow growing and looks thin.)
      Water Preference :
      [Remarks] (Needs more water then other cycads. This species has underground stem, so good drainage is very important.), Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Moderate

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