Plant ID forum: Please help with ID

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Name: Marie
Ohio (Zone 6b)
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GrannyMarie
Aug 24, 2016 1:13 PM CST
I bought this plant at Walmart this morning. I've never seen it before and the only ID says 'house plant'. I took off the glued pebbles and it has a partially exposed bulb. The leaves are mildly shiny and there are a couple of long creme colored 'flower? stalks'. Do I leave the bulbs partially exposed? Thanks.
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Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Dog Lover Houseplants Annuals Birds
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Hamwild
Aug 24, 2016 4:55 PM CST
I've never seen that before, but whatever it is... Drooling Drooling *Blush*
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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Aug 24, 2016 5:53 PM CST
It's a baby cardboard palm, Zamia furfuracea. I think the "flower stalks" are probably new leaflets growing out.

Cardboard Palm (Zamia furfuracea)
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Aug 24, 2016 6:35 PM CST
I agree, a lovely Zamia furfuracea.
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Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Dog Lover Houseplants Annuals Birds
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Hamwild
Aug 24, 2016 6:50 PM CST
It has the base of a Sago palm, but the leaves of a ZZ Plant (Well, sort of). Lovey dubby
Name: Marie
Ohio (Zone 6b)
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GrannyMarie
Aug 25, 2016 5:45 AM CST
Thank you all for the ID's and the link! Thanks for the leaflet clarification too. I was wondering about that. Will be fun to see how it develops and matures.
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Aug 30, 2016 12:58 AM CST
Cool. Those are nice plants. What a great surprise. Good eye Carter, I would have never got that.
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Sep 5, 2016 12:58 PM CST
Despite the similarity in appearance and botanical names, Zamia furfuracea (Cardboard Palm and native to Mexico and S. America) and Zamioculcus zamiifolia (ZZ Plant and native to East Africa) are not even in the same plant family. The former is a type of Cycad, like the Sago Palm, while the latter is in the Aroid family like Peace Lilies and Aglaonemas.
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Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Dog Lover Houseplants Annuals Birds
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Hamwild
Sep 5, 2016 3:40 PM CST
WillC said:Despite the similarity in appearance and botanical names, Zamia furfuracea (Cardboard Palm and native to Mexico and S. America) and Zamioculcus zamiifolia (ZZ Plant and native to East Africa) are not even in the same plant family. The former is a type of Cycad, like the Sago Palm, while the latter is in the Aroid family like Peace Lilies and Aglaonemas.


Oh, I knew that (hehe). It just reminds me of a ZZ Plant. That is an interesting fact though. nodding

A local business here had some Sago palms blooming a couple months ago. I regret not having taken pictures.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Sep 5, 2016 5:25 PM CST
Yep, two entirely different plants that just have a similar appearance.

Cardboard Palm (Zamia furfuracea)
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ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
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