Meetings

Meetings at Pinecrest Gardens

Join us at Our Monthly Meeting

Learn, share plants, meet other plant enthusiasts and enjoy refreshments.

Meetings are held at 7:30 on the 4th Tuesday of each month except July, August and December. Meetings are free and open to the public. Please come - we would like to meet you!

Find out more about upcoming meetings

Refreshments begin at 7:15 p.m., merchandise sales before and after the program. The raffle follows the program. Contributions of raffle items (native plants, non-plant items such as books, etc.) and refreshments are greatly appreciated. Please label your raffle plant donations.

Meeting Location

Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 S.W. 57 Ave. (Red Road)
Pinecrest, FL 33156





Coontie
Coontie

Featured Plant:

Coontie, Florida arrowroot (Zamia integrifolia)

Common cycad in pine rocklands of Miami-Dade. Also in Fla., Ga., Bahamas, Cuba, Cayman Islands. Larval host for atala butterflies.

  • 1-4 feet tall
  • Slow growing
  • Will grow in nutrient poor soils, prefers some organic content
  • High drought tolerance
  • Full sun to light shade
  • Dioecious, with male and female flowers (cones) on separate plants
  • Brilliant orange seeds
  • If attacked by atala larvae it might be unsightly for an extended period

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Information from: Natives For Your Neighborhood - The Institute for Regional Conservation