📖 Technical details
Naming and language
Aroid palm is a common language name used for Zamioculcas zamiifolia, which is also known as ZZ plant.
Family, genus and type
Zamioculcas zamiifolia plant type is succulent, which have the characteristics of surviving and retaining water in dry and arid climate and soil conditions.
Size and height
Zamioculcas zamiifolia can grow 2 to 3 feet (60-30cm) height as well as spread.
💦 Watering and lighting
In general, Zamioculcas zamiifolia can survive with very little water and sunlight, making it a perfect house and office plant with very little maintenance.
It is better to under water Zamioculcas zamiifolia than to over water it. Before watering, make sure the soil is dry.
How often it needs water?
Depending on the season, Zamioculcas zamiifolia needs watering once every two to four weeks. During summer, watering cycles can become shorter because of higher temperatures and during winter, cycles can become longer.
How much it needs water?
Zamioculcas zamiifolia can be watered thoroughly whenever watered.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia can tolerate low light conditions but they thrive in bright but indirect light.
How much sunlight it needs?
Zamioculcas zamiifolia needs very little light, making them a good house or office plant. Zamioculcas zamiifolia can be placed away from window, as long as they get small amounts of indirect sunlight every day.
🌱 Potting, pruning and propagation
Zamioculcas zamiifolia thrives in almost any sized pot, but likes to have some extra space for it’s roots to spread around.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia can grow on all pot types.
Zamioculcas likes to be repotted and replanted every two years into a pot that is a little bit bigger than it’s previous pot to avoid root rot.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia can manage on almost any type of soil you can find from the market. They grow naturally on dry soil as they have adopted to store water very well.
If you want to make sure your Zamioculcas zamiifolia gets the best soil to grow, pick any potting soil and mix it with one third of the total amount of soil with cactus mix.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia doesn’t really need feeding, but applying liquid houseplant fertiliser in 20-20-20 balanced ratio doesn’t do any harm either.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia might pick up some yellow leaves as it gets older. These yellow leaves are nothing to worry about and they can be removed.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia blooms very rarely, but it can grow little white flowers near the base of its stalk.
To propagate Zamioculcas zamiifolia, it needs to be picked up from the soil and separate potato-like root from each other and replant it.
Natural habitant, climate and environment
Zamioculcas zamiifolia is originally from dry and hot places of Africa.
House plant environment
Zamioculcas zamiifolia thrives in average temperature, between 60 to 75 Fahrenheit (15-23 Celcius) and average humidity.
Low temperature and over-watering are the most common things that can cause stress for Zamioculcas zamiifolia.
Under-watering can also cause stress for Zamioculcas zamiifolia, but it takes a long time before under-watering turns harmful for it.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia are considered somewhat poisonous, and they should not be digested.