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Cycad
Zamia herrerae

Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Zamia (ZAM-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: herrerae (her-ER-ah-ee) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cycads

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 6, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This Central American Zamia is turning out to be one of the nicer and hardier landscape plants for southern California (probably do great in Florida, too). And takes a great deal of sun. Leaves erupt out of ground (subterranean caudex) about 3'-4' and have light green, nearly smooth relatively narrow leaflets (tiny terminal tooth/teeth though not in the plants I saw). Basically an attractive, user-friendly and somewhat sun and cold hardy Zamia.