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Scientific Name: Zamia furfuracea


Common Name: Cardboard Palm


Description: Relatively small in size, this charming cycad is tough enough to survive occasional neglect and harsh environments. The leaflets have a cardboard feel to them, hence the name Cardboard Palm. Males and females produce cones that break open to release bright red seeds. Zamia furfuracea is a low-growing, clumping cycad. It is advisable to plant cardboard palms in areas with good drainage and full sun.

Origin: Eastern Mexico, Veracruz

Climate: Cardboard palms grow well in coastal, tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate regions.

History: Furfuracea means “covered with loose wool or scales.”

Cardboard Palm
Cardboard Palm
Cardboard palm
Cardboard Palm
Cardboard Palm
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