Identify My Plant: Is it a Palm??

Hi Judy,
Can you tell me what this plant is?
Thanks much, Tammy

Hi Tammy,

Cardboard Palm

Your plant looks like a Cardboard Palm (Zamia furacea). It is not really a palm but a type of Cycad. This plant is easy to care for and grows best in a sunny spot. Turn the plant often so it will grow evenly and keep its shape. Water well and then allow the top few inches of soil to dry out before watering again; be sure there are drip holes in the bottom of the pot. Like most houseplants, these plants need less water in the winter when they are not growing very much. Unlike palms, they do well in average to low humidity. Average household temperatures are fine. Cardboard Palms need very little plant food. Fertilize once in the summer and once in the spring.

These plants are considered very poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants




 

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