What is in the name?

The name Cycas Capital is based on an ancient group of plants, named Cycads. These plants are lush and vibrant, with a crown of large compound leaves.

During the Jurassic Period, they were a common sight in many parts of the world. For this reason, the Jurassic is often referred to as the “Age of Cycads”. Since then these plants survived many ice ages and the other climate changes of our world.

Today, Cycads are still part of the flora in tropical / subtropical regions and many cycads have found a home in public and private gardens around the world. The Cycas Revoluta is one of the most popular Cycads, today.

For more information on Cycads, visit the Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam which has a unique collection of Cycads, including the more than 300-year-old Eastern Cape giant Cycad, Encephalartos altensteinii.