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Zamioculcas features

Zamioculcas is an almost succulent plant, originally from Tanzania, with a particular shape and easy to grow. It is a plant that adapts to any climatic and environmental condition, only in the colder months it must be brought into the house or moved to a sheltered garden area, it must then be transplanted into very large pots as it grows very quickly.

Its leaves are green and bright, shiny and tend to come off easily when handled. However, they can be used to create new seedlings by cutting. The ideal temperature for this species ranges from 15 to 25 ° C, but it can withstand even lower temperatures because, even if it will tend to lose leaves or "shrivel", however, it is unlikely that it will die due to the temperature.


How zamioculcas are grown

It is a species that does not require special care. It prefers bright areas, although exposure to direct sunlight can burn the foliage. If placed in shaded areas, it will tend to grow less and the leaves will be smaller. When placed in a pot, one must be careful to use a very draining soil and it will be appropriate, in this regard, to place some potsherds at the base of the pot, so as to ensure optimal drainage.

The zamioculcas is very sensitive to humidity and a stagnation of water could cause serious rottenness to the roots, causing them to die. Irrigation must be abundant in the warm months and less frequent in the cold season. A good method to understand if the plant needs irrigation is to "sink" a finger into the soil, if we realize that it is arid, we water, otherwise we wait a few more days.

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