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I Don't Know my last name

This is a discussion on I Don't Know my last name within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Or any of my names , I got this for $1.85 at a box store ...

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    Talking I Don't Know my last name

    Or any of my names , I got this for $1.85 at a box store sale tag says it is a tropical .. any ideas ? Thanks Gin
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    Zamioculcas zamiifolia - the ZZ plant.

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    Its in the Araceae. This is one of my favorites! It's kinda cool looking. Doesn't need much light or water. It will flower for you.

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    Yep...commonly called the Z-Z plant, Gin...grow cactus like.

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    I think it is what we call a card board palm down here, MAYBE !!
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    Thanks to all! you are the best ..

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    Definitely a ZZ

    Be aware that they are slow growing and are prone to root rot if overwatered. As Clint mentioned, grow it as a succulent.

    On the plus side they are very undemanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly Taco View Post
    I think it is what we call a card board palm down here, MAYBE !!
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    Zamia furfuracea is a cycad native to southeastern Veracruz state in eastern Mexico. Although not a palmtree (Arecaceae), its growth habit is superficially similar to a palm; therefore it is commonly known as "Cardboard Palm" but the alternate name Cardboard Cycad is preferrable. Other names include Cardboard Plant, Cardboard Sago, Jamaican Sago and Mexican Cycad (from Mexican Spanish Cícada Mexicana). The plant's binomial name comes from the Latin zamia, for "pine nut", and furfuracea, meaning "mealy" or "scurfy".

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    Its a ZZ alright.
    A lot of people get suckered into growing it as a tropical and the entire plant collapses due to root rot.
    It really prefers succulent conditions as others have stated.
    They have interesting flowers as well. They remind me of anthuriums.

    Be careful though about leaving "scrap" leaves lying around in the yard. Even a small portion of the leaf can root and clone itself into a new plant under proper conditions.

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    Thanks John, interesting information .. Gin

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