Zamia furfuracea


Zamia furfuracea

Cardboard Palm

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Veracruz, Mexico

Growth Habit:

Forms a rosette of leaves 3-4 foot long tightly overlapping leaves.

Growing Requirements:

An easy to grow, adaptable cycad. Plant in well-drained soil with full sun to partial shade. Water when dry; will be drought-tolerant once established.


The light green soft new leaves are very attractive, especially in contrast to the darker green mature foliage which has a stiff “cardboard” texture. Z. furfuracea makes a striking accent plant in the landscape, or an attractive container plant either indoors or on a patio.

Where at Lotusland:

Lotusland’s Zamia furfuracea are planted in the Cycad Garden along with several other Zamia species.

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