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PlantFiles: Cycad, Palma de Pegamento (Glue Palm)
Zamia fairchildiana

Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Zamia (ZAM-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: fairchildiana (fair-child-ee-AY-nuh) (Info)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

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

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob On Apr 9, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

attractive fast growing tropical cycad from Costa Rica and Panama. Has unarmed lancelote leaflets. Named after DAvid Fairchild and/or the tropical gardens also named after him, in Miami Florida


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

Anahola, Hawaii

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