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Zamia Pumila

Original price Dhs. 95.00 - Original price Dhs. 95.00
Original price
Dhs. 95.00
Dhs. 95.00 - Dhs. 95.00
Current price Dhs. 95.00


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Zamia pumila, also referred to as coontie or Florida arrowroot, is a species of cycad native to the southeastern United States, particularly Florida. Its history dates back to the prehistoric era when these primitive plants dominated the landscape. This unique plant has been an integral part of the ecosystem for thousands of years, supporting various wildlife species. In Native American culture, coontie roots were a source of sustenance, though they must be prepared carefully due to their toxicity. Today, Zamia pumila is cherished for its ornamental value and ability to thrive in diverse outdoor settings.

Watering: Zamia pumila is a drought-tolerant plant, making it an excellent choice for regions with sporadic rainfall. It prefers well-drained soil and does not tolerate waterlogged conditions. When establishing a coontie plant, regular watering is essential to help it take root and develop a strong foundation. Once established, reduce the frequency of watering, as it can withstand dry periods. However, during extended droughts, it's advisable to provide supplementary irrigation to maintain its lush appearance. Be cautious not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.

Light: Coontie plants thrive in a variety of light conditions, ranging from partial shade to full sun. In its natural habitat, it often grows in the understory of pine forests, indicating its adaptability to both shaded and sunny areas. When cultivating Zamia pumila outdoors, consider its local climate. In hotter regions, providing some shade during the intense afternoon sun can prevent scorching. Conversely, in cooler climates, placing it in a sunnier spot will help it flourish. Finding the right balance of light is key to ensuring this outdoor plant's optimal growth and appearance.

Basic Care: Caring for Zamia Pumila is straightforward. Start with well-drained soil in your garden or container, and water it sparingly to prevent overwatering, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Place your plant in an area with bright, indirect sunlight or partial shade, shielding it from harsh, direct sunlight. During the growing season, typically in spring and early summer, provide a slow-release balanced fertilizer to support healthy growth. Prune any dead or yellowing fronds to encourage new growth and maintain its appearance. Keep an eye out for potential pests like scale insects or mealybugs, addressing any infestations promptly with appropriate treatments. If you've chosen to grow Zamia Pumila in a pot, ensure the container has good drainage and consider repotting when the plant outgrows its current home. By following these basic care instructions, you can enjoy the beauty of Zamia Pumila while keeping it healthy and thriving in your outdoor space.

NOTE: Outdoor Plant, Sold per Piece

The condition of the plant may vary from the image shown on this page. You can expect that there will be some slight variations in the actual product because you are choosing a one-of-a-kind piece from Mother Nature.

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