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New Port Richey, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 20, 2011
4:27 PM

Post #8899071

can anyone tell me how too?


Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

December 8, 2011
5:29 PM

Post #8921998

I know nothing, but if this the plant you mean?

Cycad, Coontie, Florida Arrowroot, Seminole Bread
Zamia integrifolia

3-4' tall
Hardy Zones 8-11

The first few comments did not say how to germinate, but there were pages of comemnts.

I found this online:

2. Palms; Banana; Coffee; Mini-Orange; Tea; Cycads and similar
All these items can take several months to germinate and are very erratic in germination. Soak for at least 2 hours in warm water before sowing. (After soaking the parchment shell on the Coffee seeds should be removed with the fingernail). \

Sow in Levington or Arthur Bowers (compost and place in the dark in a temperature of 75 degrees F, keeping the compost moist at all times, but not wet.

Inspect regularly and occasionally dig around in the compost with a penknife.

We normally sow our seeds just below the surface of the soilatid we have found that sometimes they make a very vigorous root without producing a shoot at all.

If you find a seed with a root then it should be excavated and potted up into a 3-4'' pot immediately when it will produce a shoot. Cycads prefer to be potted up into a compost of half sand and half peat. The Tea requires the above treatment but in a lower temperature of 60-65 degree F.

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