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Zamia - cardboard palm

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Low maintenance architectural plant, low and wide in shade with arching herringbone stems. Hardy in dry gardens, coastal sites, desert planting and other tough situations; needs less humidity and water than other cycad species.

Bush image: Leonora Enking via Flickr cropped to size.

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Zamia furfuracea - cardboard palm
DESCRIPTION: Low maintenance ornamental plant with a wide rosette of arching stems each with sturdy rounded herringbone leaves. The leaves and stems have a fuzzy surface. Please note they look a little different when young until the leaves mature into their familiar pattern.
USE IN: Accent and specimen planting, landscaping and poolside, also suited to containers.
PLANTING: Plant in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden in very well drained soil, sandy or gritty if possible. Tolerates salty soil. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Hardy plant, tolerates heat and dry conditions once established. Prefers dry conditions during winter.
CARE: Remove old foliage for a tidy appearance and fertilise yearly using a slow release fertiliser.
HEIGHT & WIDTH:  Up to 1 m H x 1.5-2 m W.
PLEASE NOTE: These are tube-stock plants, with the benefit of being a young plant they will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm in height including the pot height of 80 mm x 42 mm wide.

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