Zamia Ferferacea (Cardboard Fern)
- Zamia Furfuracea is not an actual palm, but a cycad which is similar to the sago palm plant
- Cycads, which have been around since the dinosaurs, form cones at the center of the plant.
- The cardboard palm plant is native to Mexico and has tropical tendencies in its preferred temperature and light levels.
- Cardboard palm care requires enough moisture to keep the trunk fat and healthy. Never let it dry to the point that the trunk and stem are wrinkled or dry.
- Zamia thrives in moderate to bright light. It has a slow growth habit and does well in good potting soil as long as the container has excellent drainage. The plant is prone to some pests, such as spider mites, but its biggest problem is rot.
- Water deeply weekly in summer but reduce moisture in winter and fall by half.