The Cardboard Palm is a very versatile and ornamental plant that is native to the warm, sandy coastal plains of Mexico. It has very thick, striking round leaves that are slightly fuzzy and feel a bit like cardboard when rubbed. Its textured, upright clump of tightly overlapping leaves rise out of the centre of the plant, making a beautiful and attractive rosette. The foliage can grow up to 1.2 metres long and the fleshy trunk serves as water storage during a drought. It's very popular for landscaping and works well in environments such as coastal, rockery or container planting. This tough, hardy, low maintenance plant will grow in a full sun to partly shady position in a well-drained soil.
- Warning: Both the flowers and the seeds of this plant are poisonous.
|Size — 200mm|
|Growth Width — 2m|
|Growth Height — 1m|
|Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Water during active growth and restrict watering during winter. Major problems are related to over watering as this can lead to fungal problems and death of the plant.
Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established. Prefers dry conditions during winter.
Trim old leaves when they turn brown.