📖   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 belongs to Araceae family and Zamioculcas genus. Zamioculcas zamiifolia is the only species in Zamioculcas genus.

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.

Watering

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.

Lighting

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.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia plant care is easy and requires very little maintenance and is great as a house and office plant.

🌱   Potting, pruning and propagation

Potting

Pot size

Zamioculcas zamiifolia thrives in almost any sized pot, but likes to have some extra space for it’s roots to spread around.

Pot type

Zamioculcas zamiifolia can grow on all pot types.

Repotting

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.

Soil

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.

Fertilisation

Zamioculcas zamiifolia doesn’t really need feeding, but applying liquid houseplant fertiliser in 20-20-20 balanced ratio doesn’t do any harm either.

Pruning

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.

Blooming

Zamioculcas zamiifolia blooms very rarely, but it can grow little white flowers near the base of its stalk.

Propagation

To propagate Zamioculcas zamiifolia, it needs to be picked up from the soil and separate potato-like root from each other and replant it.

🌍   Environment

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.

Stress

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.

🚫   Mistakes

Zamioculcas zamiifolia are considered somewhat poisonous, and they should not be digested.

💯   Resources

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