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Coontie Palm, Zamia pumila

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Coontie Palm, Zamia pumila
Coontie Palm, Zamia pumila
Coontie Palm, Zamia pumila
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Coontie Palm, Zamia pumila
Coontie Palm, Zamia pumila

Coontie Palm, excellent choice for a formal landscape vertical accent, Container Friendly for Patio and Decks.

Coontie Palm, also known as Zamia Pumila, feature large feathery arching fronds, commanding attention both indoor or outdoor, they thrive in indirect sunlight, it can also find its way indoor where it can be potted as an ornamental palm. Coontie is also very hardy and slow-growing plant, is a cycad that works well as a superb, low-maintenance shrub.

This evergreen has a large crown and features shiny and stiff, light green pinnate leaves that add an exotic and formal touch to any landscape. They are often used to substitute for a palm because of their palm-like features, so we also like to plant them as a focal point in any size yard. In fact, they are ideal for any area where space is limited.

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Coontie Palm (Zamia pumila) Oerview

Appearance: Coontie Palm is a slow-growing, palm-like cycad with a rugged and tropical appearance. It features stiff, feather-like leaflets arranged in a rosette form, giving it a distinctive and prehistoric look.

Growth Habit: This plant typically forms a crown of glossy, dark green leaves atop a thick, underground trunk called a caudex. Coontie Palms can reach heights of 2 to 4 feet and widths of 3 to 5 feet, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor landscapes.

Hardiness: Coontie Palm is well-suited to warm, subtropical climates and thrives in well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant once established, making it a resilient choice for xeriscaping or low-maintenance gardens.

Landscaping Uses: Coontie Palm is often used as a focal point in garden beds, as a container plant on patios or decks, or as a unique addition to tropical and native plant landscapes. Its exotic appearance and architectural form make it a standout feature in various settings.

Companion Plants: Pair Coontie Palms with shade-loving plants like ferns, Shrubs or Border Plants to create a layered look in your garden beds. The contrast of textures and heights can enhance the overall aesthetic.

Cultural Significance: The Coontie Palm has historical and cultural significance, as Native Americans used the roots of the plant to make a starchy flour called "coontie." Today, the plant is valued for its ornamental qualities and as a living fossil that dates back millions of years.

Maintenance: Coontie Palm requires little maintenance once established. Regular watering during the establishment phase and occasional fertilization can promote healthy growth. Pruning dead or damaged fronds can help maintain the plant's appearance.

Whether used as a specimen plant, in a rock garden, or as a container plant on a porch, Coontie Palm adds a touch of exotic flair and timeless beauty to landscapes with its unique form and rugged charm.

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Coontie Palm Landscape Design Ideas

Incorporating the distinctive Coontie Palm (Zamia pumila) into your landscape can add a touch of tropical elegance and ancient charm. Here are tailored design ideas to showcase the beauty and unique features of the Coontie Palm in your outdoor space:

Prehistoric Garden Theme: Create a prehistoric garden theme by planting clusters of Coontie Palms amidst rocks, ferns, and other primitive-looking plants. The rugged appearance of the palms and their ancient lineage can evoke a sense of a bygone era in your landscape.

Architectural Accent: Use Coontie Palms as architectural accents in your landscape design. Plant them in strategic locations to frame pathways, define garden borders, or create focal points that draw the eye and add visual interest.

Xeriscape Oasis: Incorporate Coontie Palms into a xeriscape garden design, where low-water landscaping is emphasized. The drought-tolerant nature of the palms makes them ideal for water-wise gardens while providing a lush and tropical aesthetic.

Container Garden Display: Showcase Coontie Palms in decorative containers on patios, decks, or balconies to bring a touch of exotic flair to outdoor living spaces. Pair them with colorful flowering plants or ornamental grasses for a striking contrast.

Mixed Texture Plantings: Combine Coontie Palms with plants of varying textures, such as succulents, ornamental grasses, and ferns, to create a visually engaging garden bed. The unique foliage of the palms can complement a range of plant textures for an eclectic landscape design.

Ensure proper sunlight exposure and well-drained soil for Coontie Palms to thrive. Consider planting them in groupings or clusters to enhance their impact in the landscape design. Regular watering during establishment and minimal maintenance requirements make Coontie Palms a versatile and striking addition to diverse outdoor settings.

Feel free to provide additional details about your landscape preferences or specific areas you'd like to focus on, so I can further tailor the design ideas to suit your unique style and create a captivating outdoor sanctuary with Coontie Palms as a focal point.

Care & Maintainance

Care Guide

Planting, When planting dig a hole twice as wide than your new plant's root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level, this is very important, planting the plant deeper than the original top soil line may severely damage the tree. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply the mulch over the entire planting area.

Light, Thrives in partial shade, tolerates full sun.

Water twice a week for the first growing season.

Fertilizing, no need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions. You may use a fertilizer formulated for interior plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration.

Insects and Disease - Here’s another plus, Coontie Palm is not regularly affected by pests, however in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.

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Approximate height is measured from the bottom of the pot to the top of the plant.

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All plants are guarantee for a period of 30 days, We offer a Satisfaction Guarantee Policy.

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Yes you can, however most Tropical plants are sensitive to extreme cold conditions, once cold temperatures are expected to fall below freezing it will not be safe to ship life plants, we carefully manage shipping decisions during winter months and determine when is safe to ship, please be advise we may need to hold orders until conditions are appropriate to safely ship the plants.

Grow Zones: 4-9 Patios / 10-11 Outdoors
Growth Rate: 1ft/Year
Mature Height: 4-5 ft.
Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
Light: Thrives in partial shade, tolerates full sun
Foliage: Green sword like fern fronds
Uses: Accent Plant, Patios Container Plant
Characteristics: Asian Zen and tropical Garden
Soil Conditions: Wide range of soils
Does Not Ship To: AZ
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