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Zamia furfuracea

Native range: Southern coasts of Mexico

Known names: Cardboard Palm, Cardboard Sago, Jamaican Sago, Mexican Cycad

Hardiness: USDA Zones upper 9 (best to protect from frost)

Mature Size: ~3'-4' tall, ~4' wide

Light: Partial sun, Full sun; afternoon shade in hot climate

Water: Medium. Soil can dry out slightly. More drought-tolerant with age.

Soil: Well draining mix but with moisture retention

Dormancy Period: Winter

Pet-Safe: No

Plant Size: 2.5" pot (seedling)


Zamia furfuracea and most other cycads have toxic seeds, luckily you probably won't see any seed development with this seedling for another 15+ years! You would also need male and female plants to create these toxic seeds. Stop worrying and enjoy! Zamia furfuraceas grow very slowly when young but can accelerate in growth with age. Best grown as a houseplant in areas that can experience freezing temperatures.

Zamia furfuracea [2.5"]

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