Cardboard palm

It’s not actually a palm, but an excellent container or houseplant.
Common name : Cardboard palm
Scientific name : Zamia spp.
Family : Zamiaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Zamia is a genus of cycad in the family Zamiaceae, native to Central and South America. Species of the genus are deciduous shrubs with aerial or subterranean circular stems, often resembling palms.

Sowing & planting



Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 9a
Height 30 - 150
pH 6 - 7

Plant my cardboard palm

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my cardboard palm

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Shelter my cardboard palm

You have to shelter or protect this plant for the winter season.

Put outside my cardboard palm

Take your potted plant out right after the last frosts.

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