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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.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Zamia furfuracea.
 
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