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A cycad, Ceratozamia latifolia, red-brown emergent

A cycad, Ceratozamia latifolia, red-brown emergent

Encephalartos lehmannii

Encephalartos lehmannii

Encephalartos altensteinii Photo : D. Bock www.delphinbock.com

Encephalartos altensteinii Photo : D. Bock www.delphinbock.com

Pinstripe Ginger, a dwarf ginger that doesn't get over about four feet.  It blossoms but is most known for the beautiful foliage shown here.  Available at nursery.

Pinstripe Ginger, a dwarf ginger that doesn't get over about four feet. It blossoms but is most known for the beautiful foliage shown here. Available at nursery.

Same plant, last pin.  Color will fade to green in three weeks.

Same plant, last pin. Color will fade to green in three weeks.

Microcycas calocoma

Microcycas calocoma

Encephalartos lehmanii.  This is a stunning "blue" Encephalartos from South Africa.  The are smaller plants and are medium growers (for cycads).  I highly recommend this species to most people.  It does well in tropical-temperate climates, but like most South African species, it prefers drier, hotter climates than wet and tropical.

Encephalartos lehmanii. This is a stunning "blue" Encephalartos from South Africa. The are smaller plants and are medium growers (for cycads). I highly recommend this species to most people. It does well in tropical-temperate climates, but like most South African species, it prefers drier, hotter climates than wet and tropical.

Acrocomia aculeata, a spiny, New World, single trunk palm tree

Acrocomia aculeata, a spiny, New World, single trunk palm tree

Archontophoenix myolensis.  This is a very attractive Australian palm.  It is related to the king palm (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana), but has an apple green crown shaft and is smaller in overall size.  They can be grown in tropical to temperate climates and make an excellent addition to any tropical garden.

Archontophoenix myolensis. This is a very attractive Australian palm. It is related to the king palm (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana), but has an apple green crown shaft and is smaller in overall size. They can be grown in tropical to temperate climates and make an excellent addition to any tropical garden.

Encephalartos cupidus.  This species is quite rare.  It varies greatly in color (blue, green and gray) and is from the Trasvaal area in Africa.  They are slow and small, but are still a very attractive plant.  They are great for temperate climates if you can find one.

Encephalartos cupidus. This species is quite rare. It varies greatly in color (blue, green and gray) and is from the Trasvaal area in Africa. They are slow and small, but are still a very attractive plant. They are great for temperate climates if you can find one.