Cardboard Plant

Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to full shade
Soil Moisture:
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: High
Perennial: Yes
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 2- 5 ft.
Mature Spread: 5 – 8 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Any
Salt Tolerance: High
Hardiness Zone: 9b-11

Cardboard Plant, Zamia furfuracea

This beautiful, low growing ornamental is not a true palm but belongs to the Cycad family. Gets its nickname for thick, stiff, fuzzy foliage. Its leaves resemble the shape of a giant fern that grow to 3-4 feet in length and emerge from the center point to form a rosette. The male cardboard palm produces a cone in July that pollinates female plants which form orange seeds. An excellent place to plant this palm is around a patio or a shady area under other larger palms or trees.

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