Zamia pygmaea (= Z. kickxii)
A highly variable dwarf cycad native to a variety of dry habitats in western Cuba. It forms a short underground trunk which holds a small crown of short, stiff, slightly arching leaves to about 30 cm (12 in.) tall, with charming, rounded leaflets. Particularly small forms in cultivation are often called Z. kickxii, even though they do not match its type very well which instead has more and narrower leaflets. It is now considered a synonym to Z. pygmaea. In cultivation, Zamia pygmaea is easy to grow and adapts well to most warm temperate and all dry tropical climates. It is very drought tolerant and prefers filtered light.