The Zamia Palm, Zamia furfuracea, is a species of cycad in the family Zamiaceae. It is native to Mexico, where it is found in the states of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas. It is also found in the United States, in the state of Texas. The Zamia Palm is a small to medium-sized tree, growing to a height of 6–15 m. The leaves are pinnate, with 20-40 pairs of leaflets.
The leaflets are oblong to elliptical in shape, and are 20-60 cm long and 5-15 cm wide. The leaflets have smooth margins, and are arranged spirally on the leaf. The leaf is borne on a petiole 20-60 cm long. The petiole is armed with spines.
The Zamia Palm is dioecious, with male and female cones produced on separate plants. The male cones are oblong, and are 10-20 cm long and 5-10 cm wide. The female cones are ovoid, and are 15-30 cm long and 10-20 cm wide. The cones are green when young, turning brown as they mature. The Palm is pollinated by bees. The seeds are black, and are 2-3 cm long.
How to care:
The Palm is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to care for. It prefers full sun to partial shade, and well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant, and does not require much watering. The Zamia Palm can be propagated from seed.
The Zamia Palm requires little water and is drought-tolerant.
The Palm prefers full sun to partial shade.
The Palm does not require much fertilizer. A light application of a balanced fertilizer is all that is needed.
The Palm does not require pruning.
Type of Soil:
The Palm prefers well-drained soil.
Pests and Diseases:
The Zamia Palm is resistant to pests and diseases.
The Palm can be propagated from seed.
The Palm is an excellent plant for use in the landscape. It can be used as an accent plant, or in mass plantings. It is also suitable for use in containers.