Encephalartos Princeps Ultra Rare Ice Blue Cycad Nursery Live Cold Hardy Plants For Sale
Encephalartos princeps an extremely rare blue cycad from the Eastern Cape region of South Africa, particularly the Kei River region. This is a true collector's cycad which is highly desirable not only for its rarity but also it's gorgeous blue coloration, its cold hardiness, and last but not least it's heat tolerance. Encephalartos princeps is much more rare but also likes full sun and can take temperatures down to the low 20s. You are offerding on 1 Encephalartos Princeps cycad that is California grown. The leaves already exhibit blue coloration. This cycad has 2 leaves. The longest leaf measures 12-14 inches. The caudex measures approximately one inch. This cycad needs full sun exposure, excellent drainage and deep but infrequent waterings. Excellent for xeriscaping. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. (Hablo espanol). Buy two and get half off shipping on the second cycad.Welcome to Ice Blue Cycads Nursery. We specialize in rare, blue and hard to get cycads. We aim to provide perfect customer service, and leave you 100% satisfied with your cycad purchase. We are a proud member of The Cycad Society (TCS), which is dedicated to preservation and propagation of rare and endangered cycads. We hope to be able to meet all of your cycad needs.Important Instructions for when you receive your plant.1) Pot up or plant out your cycad in a well draining mix immediately. Do not leave it at the post office or wait to open your box. Have your potting medium ready to go. For experienced cycad growers we suggest that you use your best well draining cycad mix. For beginners you can use a Big Box store Cactus or Palm mix, but make sure to amend it with something that will improve it's drainage. i.e. pumice, perlite, vermiculite, sand. It is critical that your mix is well draining. As a rule of thumb blue cycads like 2/3 inorganics 1/3 organics and green cycads from tropical environments do well with about a 50/50 ratio of organics to inorganics.2) Acclimate your cycad. Even if you have purchased a full sun ice blue cycad it is of utmost importance that you slowly acclimate your cycad. If not the leaves on your cycad may burn, and in extreme circumstances, your cycad can die. Unless you live in a zone with below freezing temperatures, start by placing your cycad outside of the greenhouse but still in the shade with morning sun at most. Then slowly move your cycad to locations that get more afternoon sun exposure. As your cycad gets used to more and more sun without burning you can eventually move it to a permanent full sun exposure location. This is especially important if you receive your cycad in the middle of summer when temperatures are high. This cycad will be shipped covered by sphaghnum moss, and taped down to the box. No international shipping. We can not be held responsible if your plant is seized en route. We guarantee that we will do everything possible to ensure that your cycad is shipped to you in healthy condition and that you are completely satisfied with your order. If there is a cycad or palm that you would like please send us an email letting us know what you are looking for. We will try our best to see if we can procure it at a competitive price for you.
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Encephalartos Princeps Ultra Rare Ice Blue Cycad Nursery Live Cold Hardy Plants : $100