Zamia floridana
Coontie
Other names:  Florida Arrowroot, Florida Zamia
Close window image
Plant Category imagePlant Category imagePlant Category image
photo of Zamia floridana
photo of Zamia floridana photo of Zamia floridana
Photo credits
Optimal Light:Partial shade image
Light Range:Full sun to full shade image
Soil Moisture:High soil moisture image
Wildlife:Butterfly image 
Native:Yes
Drought Tolerance:High
Perennial:Yes
Invasive Status:N/A
Comments: 
Florida's only native cycad; seeds and caudex poisonous; sole larval food plant for atala butterfly; pest sensitive; temperatures in low 20s turn foliage brown
Growth Rate:Slow
Mature Height:1 - 5 ft.
Mature Spread:3 - 5 ft.
Soil Texture:Any
Soil pH:Any
Salt Tolerance:High
Hardiness Zone:8b-11
Florida map image
Link to Plant Database helpPrint page link