Cycads are cone-bearing plants that have an ancient past to the time of the dinosaurs. They are often called living fossils. Currently, they are relics confined to localized habitats in tropical and subtropical areas around the world. It takes several years of growing a cycad to get a leaf count and size that attracts attention as a landscape or potted plant.

Enjoy the detailed information and habitat photos by following the pages through the genus list to discover some plant species. 

Meet the Cycads

There are currently 10 accepted genera of Cycads. Click each name to learn more