How to grow Zamia

Zamia grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Zamia also, Zamia perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant and can grow indoor as houseplant or bonsai, can grow in tropics mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape the leaves organized in pinnate the plant grow in rosette growth.

Zamia flower

Flower color brown yellow dioecious male and female flowers grow separately on different plants in cone shape.

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How to grow Zamia growing and care:

Well-drained soil, more than -4C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seeds / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Grow very slow when is young, poisonous

Planting season:
All year in colder climate outside not in the winter

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year in colder climate not in the winter

How to prune:
Old leaves

Size of the plant?
0.5-1.5 m, 20-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun, part shade, full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Can be all year

General information about the flower
brown yellow dioecious male and female flowers grow separately on different plants in cone shape.

Scientific name:


How to grow Zamia

Growing Zamia

Zamia plant

Zamia leaves


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Brown flowers
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9

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