Encephalartos Trispinosus 3plants


Encephalartos Trispinosus( Blue leaf )

Size 3 cm 〜

Available 3 plants

(✳︎We are able to take orders starting from 3pieces.)

Price 25,200JPY/Plant =1plant price

( Excluded Cites Export Permit , Phytonitary and EMS Cost )



Encephalartos trispinosus is an excellent garden subject in hot, dry climates and areas which experience frost. The plants do not require a great deal of water once established. Sunny situations, rockeries and desert gardens are ideal situations for this species.


Encephalartos trispinosus develops stems up to 1 x 0.25-0.3 m, which are branched from the base and not necessarily upright, tending to lean over. A mature plant can develop 4 to 6 stems, with a number of suckers emerging at the base of the plant. The leaves, generally grey in color, vary in size and shade of grey, depending on which population they originate from; they are 0.75-1.25 m long, and are recurved and twist towards the tip. The leaflets consist of 3 lobes with a spine borne at each point.


The cones of this species are bright yellow. One male cone is produced per stem, occasionally two. The cones are 250-350 x 70-80 mm. Female plants produce only one cone per stem and the cones are 400-500 x 180-200 mm . The scales are deeply wrinkled. The color of the seeds ranges from pale red to orange. The cones emerge in midsummer (January-December in South Africa ). Male cones are harvested in the autumn (April) and pollination of the female cones takes place in April-May.

Distribution and habitat

Encephalartos trispinosus is endemic to South Africa and occurs in the valleys of the Bushman`s and Great Fish Rivers in the districts of Bathurst, Alexandria and Albany of the Eastern Cape. The species is fairly common. The plants grow amongst rocks in full sun and also in shady situations with scrub vegetation. The climate is hot in summer and cold in winter with regular frost. The rainfall varies between 600-725 mm a year which occurs mainly in the summer.


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