Advanced Search Filters

Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
Sunset Zone
Function
Sun Exposure
Soil Moisture
Water Requirement

Plants Matching palm or cycad

Returned 145 results. Page 15 of 15.

Image of Zamia photo by: Grandiflora

Grandiflora

(Zamia)

The genus Zamia is in a state of flux as taxonomists further investigate plant species. Around 55 species presently comprise this New World cycad group. The name "zamia" derives from a corruption of the Greek word for pine cone, referring to these plants' reproductive structures. These evergreen plants hail from the southeastern United States and southern Mexico southward across the Caribbean and into northern South America. Cycads are ancient plants that date back eons, dominating the vegetation...

Image of Zamia floridana photo by: Carol Cloud Bailey

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Coontie, Florida Palm)

Florida palm or coontie is a clump-forming subtropical cycad native to coastal Georgia, eastern Florida, western Cuba and the Bahamas. It's recently extinct in Puerto Rico. It has whorls of evergreen, compound leaves with small and stiff, plastic-like leaflets. Male plants have a tendency to make fuller specimens than the female because the females expend more energy in seed making and less in foliage. New leaves emerge in mid-spring or early summer. The leaves of coontie are the larval food source...

Image of Zamia furfuracea photo by: Felder Rushing

Felder Rushing

(Cardboard Palm)

Cardboard palm is a large, clump-forming, tropical cycad that is a native of interior southern Mexico. It has whorls of arching, evergreen, compound leaves with flattened, leathery leaflets. Newly emerging leaves are glossy and yellow-green or copper-green and gradually fade to rich green. This cycad is dioecious, which means separate plants have either male or female reproductive cones. Sex can be determined by cone shape, female cones are large and egg-shaped and male cones smaller. The female...

Image of Zamia pumila photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Coontie)

The compact, palm-like cycad, West Indian coontie, produces small mounded clumps of evergreen foliage that look great year round. This slow-growing native of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic spreads over time to form substantial clumps. It has whorls of arching, fern-like leaves with flattened, leathery leaflets. Newly emerging leaves are glossy. Coontie is dioecious, which means separate plants have either male or female reproductive cones. The male cones are smaller and pollen-producing...

Image of Zombia antillarum photo by: Carol Cloud Bailey

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Voodoo Palm, Zombie Palm)

The thatched leaf stems of zombie palm are lined with long, vicious spines that are said to be used as voodoo doll needles. This unusual, dryland palm is clump-forming and native to the Caribbean island of HispaƱola, which houses the independent states of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Wild populations are not common but typically found growing along dry, forested slopes and ridges. On occasion, specimens can be found in moister, lowland sites.

The many upright trunks of zombie palm are...