Cardboard Palm (Zamia furfuracea)

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Zamia maritima

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 30 to 36 inches (75-90 cm)
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet (1.2-1.8 m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Houseplant
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Dioecious
Conservation status: Endangered (EN)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Endangered
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Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, AustraliaDate: 2014-04-29
By Gleni
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Location: Miami, FLDate: 2014-01potted plant dropping mature seeds
By skylark
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Location: Magic Kingdom, Orlando, FLDate: 2014-11-21
By dave
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2018-01-17
By chhari55
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Location: At our garden - San Joaquin County, CADate: July 2014 - SummerFormation of new leaves for Zamia furfuracea
By tarev
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By tarev
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Location: Miami, FLDate: 2014-01Sidewalk planting - very mature. Grows under Royal Poinciana tree
By skylark
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Location: Magic Kingdom, Orlando, FLDate: 2014-11-21
By dave
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Location: Miami, FLDate: 2016-02ripe seed spilling from the cone
By skylark
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Location: Greenwell Springs, La. Date: 2011-10-02
By jeri11
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Location: In our garden - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2014-03-24Found my favorite cardboard palm!
By tarev
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Location: At our garden - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2014-07-22Young leaf with felt-like texture of the Zamia furfuracea
By tarev
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Location: Miami, FLDate: 2014-01ripe cone dropping the seeds
By skylark
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Location: Jersey City, NJDate: 2014-10-02seed took 4mo to sprout; seedling is 2.5 mo old
By skylark
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Location: Central TexasDate: 2014
By Esperanza
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Location: In my garden - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2016-01-04 - WinterPhoto update of my Zamia furfuracea during our El Nino winter wea
By tarev
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Location: MichiganDate: 2016-11-15
By jmtoni
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Location: MOBOT -   St LouisDate: 2013-02-27
By jmorth
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Location: MichiganDate: 2016-11-15
By jmtoni
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Location: MichiganDate: 2016-11-15Being kept indoor as a house plant
By jmtoni
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Location: Missouri Botanical Garden, St LouisDate: 2018-03-31
By jmorth
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Plant Events from our members
skylark On April 26, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
new growth is emerging on older seedlings
skylark On April 23, 2016 Seeds germinated
new seeds from jan harvest germinated
skylark On June 8, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
3rd leaf is growing (1st of the year).
skylark On November 13, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
2nd leaf finally unfurling
skylark On October 15, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
2nd leaf growing
skylark On July 18, 2014 Seeds germinated
had 7 seeds; 4 viable; only 1 sprouted so far. more still puffing up.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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White spots on base of Fern stems by FreddyM Nov 27, 2017 9:46 PM 11
Very hard leaves by Durtlskdi Aug 18, 2017 11:51 AM 1
I am killing a cardboard palm! by jmtoni Apr 19, 2017 12:40 PM 4
Cactus and tender succulents chat 2017 by Dutchlady1 Jan 1, 2018 2:23 PM 1,213
Name of the plant by grian Dec 29, 2016 7:08 PM 2
Plant ID help by jmtoni Dec 9, 2016 7:17 AM 22
Compound Leaf Plant at Moody Gardens by SAGibson Oct 7, 2016 12:28 PM 4
Please help with ID by GrannyMarie Sep 5, 2016 5:25 PM 9
Help with silly house plant question by ajbjoy Jun 26, 2016 7:57 PM 5
Critter Week by Ursula Jun 21, 2018 7:49 PM 971

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