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Bring the Tropics to Your Home with a Beautiful Cardboard Palm Plant

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Original price Rs. 360.00
Current price Rs. 355.00
Common name:
Cardboard Palm
Palms and Cycads, Shrubs, Groundcovers
Cycadaceae Cycad family

I. Introduction

Cardboard Palm (Zamia furfuracea)

  • Cycad species native to Mexico's southeastern coast
  • Slow-growing, low-maintenance, and drought-tolerant
  • Grows in a rosette pattern with thick, leathery leaves
  • Not a true palm but resembles one
  • Commonly used in landscaping and as an ornamental plant

II. Plantation

1. Location

  • Prefers partial shade to full sun
  • Well-draining soil
  • Avoid areas with standing water

2. Soil

  • Well-draining soil
  • Slightly acidic to neutral pH (6.0-7.0)
  • Amend with organic matter or perlite for better drainage

3. Planting

  • Space plants 4-6 feet apart
  • Plant in spring or early summer
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball
  • Water thoroughly after planting

III. Growing

1. Watering

  • Water regularly during the growing season
  • Allow the soil to dry out between waterings
  • Reduce watering in winter months

2. Fertilizing

  • Apply slow-release fertilizer in spring and summer
  • Use a balanced formula (e.g., 10-10-10)

3. Pruning

  • Remove dead or damaged leaves as needed
  • No significant pruning required

IV. Care

1. Pests and Diseases

  • Relatively pest-free
  • Watch for scale insects or mealybugs
  • Treat infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil

2. Cold Tolerance

  • Sensitive to freezing temperatures
  • Protect with frost cloth or move indoors if potted

3. Repotting

  • Repot every 2-3 years or when the plant outgrows its container
  • Use a well-draining potting mix and a larger pot

V. Benefits

1. Aesthetic Appeal

  • Unique, tropical appearance
  • Ideal for rock gardens, poolside landscaping, and container gardening

2. Low Maintenance

  • Drought-tolerant and slow-growing
  • Requires minimal care

3. Air Purification

  • Helps to improve indoor air quality

4. Wildlife Attraction

  • Attracts pollinators, such as bees and butterflies