Zamia furfuracea

Cardboard Plant / Cardboard Palm / Cardboard Cycad

Description

This striking Cycad can tolerate part shade to full sun.  The leathery green foliage has the texture of cardboard, which gives it the common name of Cardboard Plant.

A popular plant to be featured indoors, or in pots in part shade.  Note, the plants, including seeds, are toxic to humans and pets.  Can be planted in the ground in a sub-tropical climate or where there is no danger of frost.  Slow growing to approximately 1m high by 2m wide, this plant prefers a moist, well drained soil but is tolerant of drought once established.

A popular, low maintenance evergreen plant to add interest to the home or garden.

 

Specifications

DimensionsHeight: 0.5 to 1m, Width: 2m
Aspect Full sun, Part shade
OriginMexico
Pests & diseasesNo major problems
Typical sizes200mm, 300mm, 400mm

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