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Zamia

Phonetic Spelling
ZAM-ee-ah
Description

Zamia is a large genus of shrubs from tropical America with 1 species being native to southern USA. All the species produce leafy crowns of foliage that resemble palms or ferns and most branch heavily with age to produce attractive clumps. They are mostly found in warm, humid, tropical rainforest habitats. Leaves are often thick and branches radiate out from the trunk. Some are cone producing.

Some species can be grown as houseplants and one called the cardboard palm (Z. furfuracea) is popular. These plants are toxic to pets.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Zamia
    Family:
    Zamiaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    U.S.A, Mexico, South America
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses