Cardboard Palm


Zamia Furfuracea, aka Cardboard Palm, is one of those ancient plants with a lot of character that can grow inside or outside. It is actually a cycad instead of a palm, but its fronds resemble palms. It's a stylish and easy to care plant.

They do not need to see the sun directly. But filtered sunlight through glass is fine. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day, like somewhere shady outside or inside behind a window.
It can tolerate low light conditions but will be happiest in a medium to bright light spot in your home. A good bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window.
It prefers to be situated in well-drained soil, and like other cycad plants, it do not respond well to overwatering. They like the soil to be completely dry before the next watering. That usually takes about two weeks in an average home environment. It may vary depends on your environment and light condition, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water like floppy, droop, or soft leaves.
It does best in high humidity, but can live in any average home humidity condition. Give them a mist as often as you can.
Prune off dead leaves as they occur and fertilize with a slow release palm food or a diluted household plant food once monthly during the growing season.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.
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