Common name: Cardboard palm plant

Native to: Southeastern Veracruz, Mexico

 

Low maintenance ornamental plant with a wide rosette of arching stems each with sturdy rounded herringbone leaves. The leaves and stems have a fuzzy surface. Please note they look a little different when young until the leaves mature into their familiar pattern. Hardy in dry gardens, coastal sites, desert planting and other tough situations; needs less humidity and water than other cycad species.

Zamia furfuracea

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun to partly shaded

    Flowers: None; cones

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen; round herringbone leaves

    Growth habit: Rosette of arching stems

    Hardiness: Hardy, tolerates dry conditions and salty conditions

    Height: Up to 1 metre

    Spread: Up to 2 metres

    Soil requirements: Requires very well drained soil, sandy or gritty if possible. Tolerates salty soil. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks.

    Uses: Accent and specimen planting, landscaping and poolside, also suited to containers.

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