The Cardboard Palm Tree is easy to grow in the landscape in zones 9 and 10, and grows easily as a bonzai plant in Japanese gardens. The thick cardboard-like leaves have a fern-like appearance from a distance where they grow into huge clumps up to 3 feet high and 6 feet wide. The Cardboard Palm Tree can form cones at an early age on female plants.
• The seed mature into bright orange-red seed that can be germinated into new Cardboard Palm plants. The Cardboard Palm Tree is easy to grow just like the Sago Palm Tree, which it resembles. For shady or sunny spots the Cardboard Palm Tree grows well, is drought resistant and salt water tolerant. Like the Sago Palm Tree, the Cardboard Palm Tree is a cycad (palm-like), but technically is not a palm tree at all.
Zamia Cardboard Palm Tree
Planting Cardboard Palms