Cardboard palm is a native of Mexico. It is a member of the cycad family, and a popular
Identification: Cardboard palm has leaves 20-59" (50-150 cm)
emerging from a central point in the ground, forming a rosette. It can reach 3' (91 cm) in height.
The leaves are tough, thick, and fuzzy, composed of 6 to 12 pairs of leaflets up to 3-8" (8-20 cm) × 1-1¾" (3-5 cm).
The leaves feel a bit like cardboard when rubbed, hence the common name.