A Clever Choice for Xeriscape Gardens
The Zamia Maritima, or Cardboard Palm, is actually a cycad. Its fronds can grow to 3 feet long with up to twelve pairs of stiff, leathery dark green leaflets. This evergreen is a fabulous backdrop for colorful flowers in landscape beds. You’ll also love it as a container or houseplant.
Cardboard Palms are slow growing, but can reach up to 6 feet in diameter. The leaves grow out of a thick, fleshy trunk that serves as a reservoir in times of drought. Easy to care for once established, the Zamia grows best in moist, but well-drained soil. They are not cold hardy, and prefer moderate to bright light.