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Zamia fairchildiana, Fairchild's Zamia 

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 Zamia fairchildiana
Family: Zamiaceae
Fairchild's Zamia
Origin: Costa Rica
Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPalm or palm-likeThorny or spiny
 Zamia fairchildiana, Fairchild's Zamia 

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Zamia furfuracea, Cycad, Cardboard Palm

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Family: Zamiaceae
Cycad, Cardboard Palm
Origin: Southeastern Veracruz, Mexico
Can be used for bonsaiSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This is a "living fossil" plant, surviving on earth since the time of the dinosaurs. Cardboard Palm belongs to the Cycad family (cycad is greek for "palm" which many cycads resemble). Other cycads include Coontie Palm and Sago Palm (neither of these are really palms!) Cardboard Palm has 3 to 4 foot leaves that emerge from a central point forming a rosette. When grown in bright sunlight the rosette becomes a 3 foot high clump of tightly overlapping leaves that will slowly grow to 6 feet in diameter. The thick leathery leaves are pinnate and have 5 inch long by 1 inch wide oval leaflets. They are slightly fuzzy and feel a little like cardboard when rubbed (hence the name Cardboard Palm!) The foliage emerges from a thick fleshy trunk that serves as a water reservoir in times of drought. Male and female reproductive structures (cones) form on separate plants. Even very young plants produce these interestingly shaped cones. When ripe, the female cone breaks to reveal an array of tightly packed, bright red 1 inch seeds. Location Cardboard Palm is native to the warm sandy coastal plains of Mexico and is a common landscape item in tropical and sub-tropical areas all over the world. It is also a popular and easy to grow houseplant. Plant in neutral, well-drained sandy soil. Mulch with organic materials (bark or leaf mold). Sustains leaf damage at 28 degrees F. Cardboard palm makes a great accent or specimen plant. Use near the patio, in mixed foundation plantings or in perennial beds. This cycad is salt resistant and can be used in beachside plantings. Also makes a great container plant for the patio or deck. It is a great houseplant tough enough to survive occasional neglect and harsh indoor environments. Large outdoor clumps are striking as the light olive green new growth emerges to hover above a base of darker mature leaves. Specimens can be grown indoors in shallow containers. Used this way, the partially exposed tuberous stem and the airy crown of leaves create a striking bonsai specimen. With it beautiful shape, exotic looking cones and instinct for survival, Cardboard Palm is one of the favorite indoor plants.


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Zombia antillarum, Chamaerops antillarum, Coccothrinax anomala, Zombie Palm, Latanier Zombi

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Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Zombie Palm, Latanier Zombi
Origin: Hispaniola, Carribean
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPalm or palm-likeThorny or spinyUltra tropical, min. temperature 55FSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A medium sized, clumping fan palm. Has a woven like mat of fibres, with downward pointing spines on the trunk. Culture: Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Rather slow. Min. Temperature: 28F.


 Zombia antillarum, Chamaerops antillarum, Coccothrinax anomala, Zombie Palm, Latanier Zombi

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Extremely rare collectible palm that is hard to find. A medium sized, clumping fan palm. Has a woven like mat of fibres, with downward pointing spines on the trunk. very exotic and impressive look. This palm can be a centerpiece of your plant collection! It is very slow growing. The plants we have in stock are nice developed size.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER: Purple Palm Food - Smart Release Palm Booster.
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