SucculentFan
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mystery bonsai

All the tag on the lil' plant said was "bonsai." I figured I could identify it easily enough with a little web searching, but the closest thing I found was a palm bonsai but the leaves are very different.
Whaddya think?

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sailfins
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Interesting.
I have never seen anything like it.
Are the leaves leathery ?Or soft like a succulent
must be somekind of palm.

SucculentFan
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leathery leaves

Yes, the leaves are very firm and leathery. And there's a light dusting on the leaves that could be either dust or fuzz/hair?

rjj
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Your plant is probably a form of Zamioculcas. Nice looking plant. It would be a stretch to call it bonsai to me, but then it's not my plant. :D

Good luck with it.

randy

Petra26
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it looks to me like a baby palm tree of some kind.

SucculentFan
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I know what it is!!

After contacting the nursery the little tree comes from, I discovered that I've got a Zamia Furfuracea or a "Cardboard Palm Tree."

Thanks for your ideas, helpful gardeners!

xhigh_artx
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I have got one of these too. I just found out what it was yesterday after searching forever!! Then I went and checked on it and it has new flowerings coming out!

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