Common Name: Cardboard Cycad
Native to Mexico, grows up to 1.5 m high and 2 m wide. The trunk is short and often subterranean. Leaves are very rigid, sightly furry and grow in a circular crown, erect in full sun, horizontal in shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soil, full sun to part shade, does not like the cold. In warmer climates it can grow well in containers and as houseplants. A low maintenance ornamental species for the garden.