Lepidozamia peroffskyana – Cycad Palm

Lepidozamia peroffskyana is a palm like cycad with large, spiky leaves which arise from a centre crown.  It is from eastern Australia, and is popular in landscaping, as it is an easy care plant with few pests and diseases. It is slow growing and drought and cold  tolerant. It prefers a dappled shade position. It is good as a garden specimen, as well as for containers.

The seeds contain toxic compounds which have caused fatalities to both people and livestock.

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Family : Zamiaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 4
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Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly
Scientific Name: Lepidozamia peroffskyana
Common Name : Cycad Palm
Height : 5
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
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