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It is widely used as a house plant because it bears all conditions of cultivation.
It does have pinnate leaves like a palm tree, but they are rounded and it has a thick tuberous stem.
It satisfies demand of interior plantscapers who always look for “new” plants they can use indoors to provide a different look.
The evergreen leaflets grow in opposing pairs of up to 12 per stem.
It is a low growing plant that may spread 3 to 4 feet and an underground trunk. The trunk stores moisture in times of drought, which makes Zamia ideal for periscope gardens.
Common name: Cardboard Plant, Cardboard Sago, Jamaican Sago, Mexican Cycad
Difficulty level: Easy.
Planting & Care
Zamia Furfurea is a herbaceous plant growing to 45–60 cm tall, from a stout underground, succulent rhizome.
It is normally evergreen, but becomes deciduous during drought, surviving drought due to the large potato-like rhizome that stores water until rainfall resumes.
The leaves are pinnate, 40–60 cm long, with 6-8 pairs of leaflets 7–15 cm long; they are smooth, shiny, and dark green.
The flowers are produced in a small bright yellow to brown or bronze spadix 5–7 cm long, partly hidden among the leaf bases; flowering is from mid summer to early autumn.
Sunlight: Moderate to bright light.
Soil: Good well-drained potting soil.
Water: Water deeply weekly in summer but reduce moisture in winter and fall by half.
Temprature: 65 F. (18 C.)
Fertilizer: Fertilize with a slow release palm food or a diluted household plant food once monthly during the growing season.
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