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Products > Zamia furfuracea
 
Zamia furfuracea - Sago Cycas, Cardboard Palm

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Cycad
Family: Cycadaceae (Cycads)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [Zamia pumila, Hort.]
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Zamia furfuracea (Sago Cycas, Cardboard Palm) - This is a slow-growing cycad that has a trunk which is mostly or completely underground. Grows 3-4' tall with a 2-4' wide crown. The leaves are on tall stalks which radiate from the center of the trunk. Each leaf has 13 pairs of oval leaflets with rolled-under edges. This plant will produce egg-shaped female cones and clusters of smaller male cones on separate plants. It can be used as a house plant. Plant in sun or light shade, water regularly. It is hardy down to about 30 degrees. We grew this plant from 1990 until 2007 - it is now widely available.  Information displayed on this page about  Zamia furfuracea is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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