Zamioculcas Plant Care

The zamioculcas is a superb indoor plant, easy to grow and decorative.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Zamioculcas zamiifolia
Family : Araceae
Kind : Indoor plant

: 0.5 to 1 m indoors
Exposure : Bright
Floor : Soil

Exposure : Bright – Foliage : Persistent

Maintenance, repotting, watering or exposure, are all small gestures that will make your zamioculcas even more beautiful.

Planting and repotting zamioculcas

Upon purchase, if the pot is too small, do not hesitate to repot the plant so that it can develop properly.

Then, every 3 to 4 years and preferably in the spring, repot your zamioculcas in a pot with a slightly larger diameter. Above all, it helps to regenerate the land.

  • The roots of the zamioculcas fear excess water.
    Make sure the pot has a hole in the bottom and improve drainage by putting at the bottom of the pot a bed of gravels or of clay balls to facilitate the flow of water.
  • A good soil is necessary.
    The plant, when it lives indoors, needs soil because it alone will provide it with the nutrients it needs.
  • When repotting, you can divide the clump in 2 to multiply your plant but also to regenerate the plant.

Exhibition of the zamioculcas

zamioculcas zzThe best place to install your zamioculcas is near a window which allows the light to pass correctly but without direct sun.

We also see zamioculcas behave very well with quite a bit of light.

  • It is afraid of too much sun and even tolerates partial shade outdoors.
  • Absolutely avoid proximity to a heat source such as a radiator because this plant of tropical origin needs humidity.

In summer, you can put the ZZ plant outside during the mildest month, from May to October.

Watering the zamioculcas

A watering regular but moderate is necessary, preferably with a non-calcareous water.

In spring and summer:

Keep the soil moist and ensure that the water drains properly.

Add liquid green plant fertilizer approximately every 8-15 days during this growth period

  • Spray the foliage regularly with preferably non-calcareous water.

In fall and winter:

Reduce watering so as to wait until the soil is dry on the surface between 2 waterings.

  • Stop all fertilizer application.

💡As well as watering, it is important to clean the leaves regularly.

Diseases of zamioculcas

If the stems and leaves turn yellow or tend to soften markedly, it is doubtless a excess watering.

Good light is necessary, otherwise you will see very long rods go find the light.

Finally, on the parasitic side, zamioculcas is sensitive to scale insect attacks.

To know about zamioculcas

zamioculcas zzA wonderful indoor plant, the zamioculcas or zamio gets its name ZZ plant from its Latin name Zamioculcas zamiifolia.

Originally from tropical Africa, it is very well adapted to growing as a houseplant, being as decorative, aesthetic as it is easy to maintain.

Growth is slow, which gives it the other advantage of not having to change pots regularly.

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