Zamia furfuracea, commonly known as the cardboard palm plant, is a very structural and low maintenance plant.
The cardboard plant is very slow growing and indoors it can reach a height and spread of 1m x 1m.
It naturally stores a lot of water in its trunk so it can be neglected for a short period of time. Wait until the top 2-3cms of potting mix in the soil are dry before watering and never let it sit in water as this this can cause root rot.
It will thrive in a sunny spot indoors and also will do well in bright, indirect light. If placing in bright, indirect light make sure to rotate the plant every fortnight so that it doesn't start reaching for the light and the growth becomes uneven.
Prefers low humidity and is perfect for dry environments, especially offices.
Repot in spring - remember to only go up one pot size. If you choose too big a pot, then the excess potting mix retains moisture and can lead to fungal problems and root rot. Use a high quality potting mix with excellent drainage.
After potting, pat the potting mix down to remove any air pockets and water in well using a weak seaweed solution. This will help it settle in quickly and happily.
Pictured here in a 15cm pot, this is the plant size you will receive.