Cycas revoluta ~ Sago Palm. Very easy to grow in both a shady spot or even full sun.
Zamia pumila ~ Coontie cycad. Has much smaller, and softer leaves. Grows in dappled shade. These are growing in well-drained soil that's a bit on the sandy side. It's a very pretty little plant for borders.
Zamia furfuracea ~ Cardboard Palm. These go dormant in the winter and you'd swear they were dead. But this one survived 21 degree temps and came back with a fine set of leaves. This cycad can take a shot of direct sunlight as long as you keep it watered.
We have only cats and no small children or dogs. Please be careful with plant choices if you have dogs, small children, or other pets that chew on leaves.
The only plant I've ever been tempted to try is Dieffenbachia since it's famous for numbing your mouth.
I just put a little on my lip and it immediately went numb. No wonder it's called Dumb Cane. Oh...and don't try it. Thanks! ;0)
That's it from Tropical Texana. :-)