Brits Cycad Auction & Sale

    Cycad Africa is having another epic sale in September! This is one you will NOT want to miss out on! Be sure to follow the discussions on the Cycadfriends Forum for up-to-date info about this unmissable event!! Read more HERE

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    Publication: Draft BMP for 11 CR & 4 EN Encephalartos species

    8 June 2015 SEF Ref No: 505747 Dear Stakeholder PUBLICATION OF THE DRAFT BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE ELEVEN CRITICALLY ENDANGERED AND FOUR ENDANGERED ENCEPHALARTOS (CYCAD) SPECIES Kindly take note that the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has published the Draft Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) for 11 Critically Endangered (CR) and 4 Endangered (EN) Enchehalartos […]

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    Become a community member

    Remember to join our forum at or by clicking on the “Forum”-link in the menu above, to engage in conversations with like-minded enthusiasts across the world. As we enter a new year, we embrace the thought of giving back more to society and to try and add our weight behind other existing initiatives aimed […]

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    CYCADFEED R430 per 20kg bag (Normal price R450) -> Please mention CYCADFRIENDS when placing your order! A full N:P:K + micro element feed specially for cycads, to enhance growth and cone production of garden and potted plants.   SUGGESTED APPLICATION RATES AND TECHNIQUES  This product is a granular fertilizer and should be applied onto the soil surface.  Alternatively it can […]

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    Books section now added :)

    Hi fellow Cycadfriends, collectors and just overall addicts! We are happy to announce our new category listing, namely Cycad Books. You will see it on the menu on the right side of the page, or for those of you who found this post, just CLICK HERE. We will endeavor to keep this section up to […]

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    Cycadfriends Online Forum

      Visit our online discussion forum where… – hot topics are discussed in detail. – photos of amazing habitats and garden plants are shared. – learn how to take care of your cycads. – Learn how to propagate cycads. – Legally trade plants with members. – Connect with other growers and make friends with like […]

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    Cycad Adventures

    Some very good looking gardens on the daily paths of Cycadfriends… by Hannes Mostert » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:19 pm OK, I’ll start this topic off with some photos. These are taken outside the President of South Africa’s house. haha…I dare someone to steal these. …and this massive C. revoluta that has about 6 male cones all […]

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    Start of many good things

    Greetings friends We are at the cusp of elevating our humble little online community into something that has a greater effect on the elimination of poaching – and that directly and actively contributes to conservation. As we launch this new portion of our online home, we hope and trust that everyone will have a great […]

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    Greetings fellow Cycadfriends!

    Welcome to the online home of Cycadfriends, a community who believes that promoting artificial propagation of domesticated cycads will secure a constant stable supply of plants to the commercial market – and that hopefully cycads will eventually become so common in cultivation that it will remove a great deal of exclusivity – one of the driving […]

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