Plant ID forum: Help with silly house plant question

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Jun 26, 2016 4:18 PM CST
Ok so I posted this pic on houseplant id thread and a few of you said it is a zz plant. But my neighbor called it a cardboard palm. To me from google it looks more ZZplantish. How can you tell the difference? Help me figure it out if Iam right or her? lol so confused! We share the common room in our condo that it is in. Thanks
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Name: Jean
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Jun 26, 2016 4:40 PM CST
ZZ Plant Zamioculcas Zamifolia

Cardboard palm Zamia furfuracea

It certainly looks to be Zamioculcas zamifolia
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Jun 26, 2016 6:15 PM CST


Lots of great shots right here in our database to compare!
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
Cardboard Palm (Zamia furfuracea)
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Jun 26, 2016 6:54 PM CST
Thanks! Looked at the pic. Still looks like a ZZ plant to me.
Name: Jay
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Jun 26, 2016 7:17 PM CST
I have no first hand experience with either, but comparing photos online the leaflets look more like ZZ than Cardboard.

Name: Daisy
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Jun 26, 2016 7:57 PM CST
Its a ZZ. Cardboard Palms have trunks. ZZ leaves each come individually out of the soil surface because they are growing from rhizomes.

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