|1||Zamia Furfuracea - Plant|
|2||6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
The plant has a short, sometimes subterranean trunk up to 20cm (8 inch) broad and high, usually with no ramification and marked with scars from old leaf bases. It grows very slowly when young, but its growth accelerates after the trunk matures.
This fleshy trunk serves as a water reservoir in times of drought. When the plant is young, the fronds appear to rise directly from the ground.Cardboard Palm Tree only looks like a palm. It s a Cycad native to Mexico and is much easier to please indoors than a real palm because of its tolerance of dry air.
|Common Name||Cardboard Plant, Zamia Furfuracea|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 6 feet.|
|Sunlight||Bright light to full sun.|
|Watering||Water thoroughly then allow top 2 in (5 cm) to dry out before watering again. Put it in a pot with drainage holes to prevent soggy soil. Cardboard palm grows the most spring through fall, so cut back on water in the winter months.|
|Soil||Equal parts good-quality potting mix and sand for good drainage.|
|Temperature||Average room temperature 60-75F/16-24C year-round. It s cold-hardy down to 25F/-1C, but prefers to be warm.|
|Fertilizer||Feed once in spring and again in summer with a time-release fertilizer.|