Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Once established, needs occasional watering; more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||ZAM-ee-uh flor-ih-DAN-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and 4 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage|
|Design Ideas||Not a true palm, this palm-like plant is a living fossil that is technically part conifer and part fern! The lustrous, handsome foliage provides rich evergreen backdrop for flowering shrubs and perennials. Use to create a tropical effect, planted under the canopy of taller trees. Planted in mass, performs as a durable, low maintenance ground cover, its evergreen, arching leaves providing wonderful texture and ease of maintenance. Perfect for xeriscape settings in areas similar to its native habitat.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs occasional watering; more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Bromeliad (Neoregelia); Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Stromanthe (Stromanthe); Cordyline (Cordyline); Fatsia (Fatsia)|
Requires well drained soil. Follow a regular deep watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Low water needs, once established; supplement during hot season, in absence of rainfall. Feed with a slow release fertilizer when new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10