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Care of the plant Macrozamia moorei or Cycad palm.

Care of the plant Macrozamia moorei or Cycad palm

The genus Macrozamia, family Zamiaceae, comprises 40 species of cycads native to Australia. Some species are: Macrozamia moorei, Macrozamia communis, Macrozamia johnsonii, Macrozamia fraseri, Macrozamia macdonnellii.

Common names: Giant Burrawang, Moore's Cycad, Zamia palm, Cycad palm. This species is native to Australia.

They are cycads with a columnar trunk and slow growth that reach 9-10 meters in height and 5 meters in width. They have arched leaves composed of dark blue-green leaflets with spines at the base. They produce cones that contain poisonous seeds if ingested.

They are used as isolated specimens in medium or large gardens. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Macrozamia moorei can be grown in full sun, semi-shade or shade exposures. They prefer subtropical or Mediterranean climates. They resist frost down to -7 ºC.

They can grow in any type of soil that is well drained.

These easy-to-grow, low-maintenance plants are drought-resistant. Water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry.

Fertilize with compost in early spring.

They do not require pruning.

They are quite resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They propagate from seeds but it's a very slow process: they take 1-2 years to germinate.

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Macrozamia moorei
Macrozamia moorei
Macrozamia moorei
Macrozamia moorei
Macrozamia moorei
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