Zamia palm is considered a living fossil plant that is survived on this earth since the time of the dinosaurs. Cardboard palm belongs to the Cycad family (cycad is greek for “palm”). The rigid, woody, medium-green foliage of cardboard plant emerges from a large underground storage root and forms a loose, spreading, symmetrical rosette. Providing a tropical landscape effect, cardboard plant’s mounding growth habit is ideally suited for use in containers or as a specimen. Several can be planted together for a lush, tropical effect.