Zamioculcas zamiofolia are part of the Araceae family and are native eastern and southern tropical Africa. they grow in dry grassland and forests. They have compound leaves (a leaf whose leaflets are attached to the middle vein but have their own stalks). Each leaf is made up of several pairs of elliptic leaflets, these are leathery and glossy. Zamioculcas zamiofolia are one of only a few species that can be regenerated from a single leaflet.
Height: Approximately 40cm from base of pot
Also available in a bigger size.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Ideally 18-30°C. This species will suffer in the cold
Light: Part shade to full shade but is equally happy in bright indirect light.
Watering: ZZ should be watered regularly, but allow the soils to dry between applications. Under-watering can lead to leaf drop.
Air humidity: Average to moderate humidity. Higher humidity can be achieved by grouping plants together, misting, using a humidifier and placing the plant on a watered pebble tray.
Potting mix: Use a well draining potting mix or an Aroid mix. Aim for more than 50% sand and perlite.
Fertiliser: Feed with a balanced liquid houseplant fertiliser; water with fertiliser every month during the summer and every 8-10 weeks in autumn and winter.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.