coontie seeds how do I propagate

New Port Richey, FL(Zone 9b)

can anyone tell me how too?

Everett, WA(Zone 8a)

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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