[Cardboard Cycad]
[Cardboard Cycad]
[Cardboard Cycad]
[Cardboard Cycad]
[Cardboard Cycad]
[Cardboard Cycad]
[Cardboard Cycad]
[Cardboard Cycad]
[Cardboard Cycad]
[Cardboard Cycad]

ZAMA [Cardboard Cycad]

Zamia furfuracea

Regular price R 359.00 Save R -359.00
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Just salsa

Turn up the heat with this exotic species. Native to Mexico, Zama’s bold, striking and sultry. She isn’t afraid to be different, and her geometric foliage is sure to turn heads. Place her inside in a bright spot, or outdoors in the sun as a dramatic focal point. Available Gauteng only.

Please note that Cycads are toxic if ingested by pets or small children, particularly the seeds found in the cones! 

Grow pot width: 30cm. Decorative planter sold separately. 

Flat shipping rates apply per order (add more plants & pay the same on shipping). Gauteng R79. Rest of South Africa R119. Read our shipping policy here.

Caring for Zama

Light

Medium to bright. Cardboard cycads enjoy direct sunlight too. This is a pretty heavy plant, so it's a good idea to put it somewhere where you don't need to move it around a lot.

Water & humidity

Water weekly to once every second week. Cardboard cycads can handle periods of drought.

Feeding

Feed once during summer with organic fertiliser. Cardboard cycads are slow growers and are not heavy feeders.

Re-potting

This might take several years. Re-pot if Zama starts to look cramped and the roots start growing out the container. A good cycad potting mix is 1/3 succulent mix, 1/3 compost & 1/3 potting soil. Add some riversand or fine gravel for extra drainage, & a cup of bonemeal for nutrients.

Atrium Top Tip

If the plant is by a window, occasionally turn it so that each side gets equal sun exposure. Or it will grow lopsided.

Quirky plant fact

Like all Cycads, this one is dioecious, meaning there are separate male and female plants. The females produce an egg bearing cone and the males produce a smaller seed-bearing cone. The cones are toxic to pets and children!

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