Zamia integrifolia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Coontie, Arrowroot


Also known as Zamia pumila, Zamia floridana

Plant Specifics

Size:2-3 ft tall by 3-5 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Fruit Color:Orange,brown
Phenology:Evergreen. Long-lived.

Upland hardwood forests, high pine, coastal hammocks, shell middens.


Recommended Uses:

Specimen plant or mass planting in border.

Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.



Larval host for the rare atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala florida) which is restricted to South Florida and the echo moth (Sierarctia echo).