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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
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Also known as Zamia pumila, Zamia floridana
|Size:||2-3 ft tall by 3-5 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
Upland hardwood forests, high pine, coastal hammocks, shell middens.
Specimen plant or mass planting in border.
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade|
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).