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Cycas taitungensis is often confused with:
Zamia integrifolia Zamia spp.
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Zamia pumila Form
Rhododendron eriocarpum Rhododendron eriocarpum
Ficus pumila Ficus pumila vines and fruit

Cycas taitungensis

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
SY-kas tay-tung-EN-sis
Description

Cycas taitungensis is a species of genus Cycas endemic to Taitung County, southeastern Taiwan.  Grows faster and larger than the sago palm and is not as susceptible to scale insects. Makes an excellent stand-alone specimen. Grows well in full sunlight to partial shade. The plant does best in well-drained soil. Also, the palm cannot tolerate hard freezes.  This palm is moderately salt tolerant however, it is not tolerant of alkaline soils.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#salt tolerant#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#salt tolerant#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cycas
    Species:
    taitungensis
    Family:
    Cycadaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Taiwan
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This shrub has deep green, semi-glossy foliage, 100-180 cm long, slightly keeled, with 150-170. leaflets.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses