Zamia Furfuracea. Cardboard Palm.
The Zamia Furfuracea is an interesting cycad sometimes having a subterranean trunk which can eventually branch with age. Slow to grow when young but as it matures it speeds up to have an ultimate height of around 1.3m. Rosettes of olive green leaves are pinnately divided each with very stiff leaflets of a leathery texture making up a compact crown, resembling a palm or fern. These are erect in full sunshine but lay horizontal in shade.
Often refered to by one of it's many common names of the Cardboard Palm it is classed as endangered in the wild but is quite common in cultivation. This showy tropical looking cycad is easy to grow and adapts well to growing in containers as well as the ground.
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ZAMIA FURFURACEA CYCAD. Cardboard Palm.
Latin Name: Zamia Furfuracea.
Common Name: Cardboard Palm. Cardboard Cycad. Cardboard Plant. Cardboard Sago. Jamaican Sago. Mexican Cycad. Ball Palm. Broad-leaved Zamia.
Native to: Southeastern Veracruz(state in Eastern Mexico)
Hardiness: Best kept frost free.
Growth Characteristics: Slow growing sometimes with a subterranen trunk. Rosettes of very stiff pinnate leathery leaves, olive green in colour Evergreen. Salt tolerant and drought tolerant. Easy to grow.
Sunlight: Full sun/ partial shade.
Soil: Moist. Well drained.
Moisture: Water freely during growing season. Less in winter.
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