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Cycad
Zamia vasquezii

Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Zamia (ZAM-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: vasquezii (vas-KWEZ-ee-eye) (Info)
Synonym:Zamia vazquezii

Category:

Cycads

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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:

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:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grenoble,

Queen Creek, Arizona

Reseda, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Loxahatchee, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Tampa, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 15, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is an attractive small cycad and one of the most common cycads in the nursery trade. Unfortunately it is usually misidentified as Zamia fishceri, which is a much rarer plant. This plant has papery thin, wide leaflets with very small indentations or teeth on the leaflets. The petioles have small spines. This is a very adaptable and robust grower, handling low light situations, some coastal sun, all sorts of soils and watering schemes and even does well as an indoor plant. From Mexico.