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Zamia pumila Growing Guide

How to Grow Coontie in your Garden

Coontie

Zamia pumila at Rare Plant Research, Oregon City photograph by Megan Hansen.


Quick Zamia pumila Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Zamia pumila
  • Common Name: Coontie
  • Growing Zone (USA): 08 to 11
  • Life Cycle/Type: Groundcover, Indoor Plant, Shrub

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 24 to 48
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 36 to 72
  • Time of Bloom:
  • Color of Bloom:
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form: Rounded

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Adaptable, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture best)

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seeds; offsets
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests: sooty mold, red scale
  • Diseases: no serious diseases

Further Information

  • Can Attact: Mockingbirds, Blue jays
  • Tolerant of: Drought
  • Best used in: Border, Container Garden, Foundation Plant, Ground cover, En masse, Seashore, Specimen
  • Miscellaneous : Attractive foliage, North American native, Some parts are poisonous, Attracts butterflies, Does not bloom
  • Genus Detail: Zamia
  • Further Reading: Here and Here



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