Zamia furfuracea

Cardboard Palm

Seen frequently in Florida and sub-topical gardens, the American Indians used some of the 40 different species to make soap and food. These tropical natives are low palm- or fern-like plants with short or underground trunks and crowns of evergreen leaves. Scaly cones are tucked under branches. Females have larger, thicker cones. Also grown as a houseplant and for Japanese bonsai.
Zamia furfuracea, Cardboard Palm
Foliage looks like coarse leathery fronds made up of many pairs of leaflets. Prefers strong light with overhead shade.

Attributes - Zamia furfuracea

Plant Type: Shrub

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.

Width: 4 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 10, 11

Notes: Container Plants, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

 
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