These plants can be brought outside only if there isn't any more danger of freezings. Usually they are moved to the garden, or terrace, during the months of April-May. We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage.For a balanced development, it is best to position the the Zamia pumila in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.
Generalities Zamia pumila
These plants are shrubs. Zamia pumila Is an evergreen; during winter iIt assumes a green colouring; the adult specimens are medium in size and reach 1 m high. The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub.
Fertilization Zamia pumila
During the spring letís regularly use a fertilizer rich with nitrogen and potassium to favour the development of the new vegetation; fertilization is done by adding fertilizer to the irrigating water, every 15-20 days.
Watering Zamia pumila
Letís avoid watering the the Zamia pumila excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 20-21 glasses of water . It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.
Treatments Zamia pumila
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Zamia pumila
These plants favour soft and very well drained soils. We suggest, every 2-3 years to repot the plants, changing the soil.
Notes - Zamia pumila
If desired, we can grow the the Zamia pumila in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.