These plants can be put outdoors only if any danger of freezings has gone by. We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage.Locate this plant in a partially shaded place, where it is exposed to solar rays during the coolest hours of the day.
Care 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.
Feed 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.
Irrigation Zamia pumila
We suggest watering the the Zamia pumila every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , which means when the soil has been dry for days; if the season should be very hot and arid we can intensify the quantity of irrigations, although we must avoid leaving the substratum soaked with water. It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.
Adversity 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.
Substrate Zamia pumila
These plants favour soft and very well drained soils. We suggest, every 2-3 years to repot the plants, changing the soil.
Cultivate - 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.