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Zamioculcas

Zamioculcas

The Zamioculcas comes from the Araceae family. Family of the Zamioculcas is also called the Anthurium, Spathiphylum and the Philodendron. As the name is a bit on the tricky side, it is also called the ZZ plant. An excellent alternative! The plant originates from Zanzibar, Kenya and Madagascar. Here the plant grows both in direct sunlight and under the shade of large plants. The air is often drier, but the ZZ plant can withstand that. It is not such a wimp!

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Zamioculcas

The Zamioculcas comes from the Araceae family. Family of the Zamioculcas is also called the Anthurium, Spathiphylum and the Philodendron. As the name is a bit on the tricky side, it is also called the ZZ plant. An excellent alternative! The plant originates from Zanzibar, Kenya and Madagascar. Here the plant grows both in direct sunlight and under the shade of large plants. The air is often drier, but the ZZ plant can withstand that. It is not such a wimp!

Zamioculcas

The Zamioculcas comes from the Araceae family. Family of the Zamioculcas is also called the Anthurium, Spathiphylum and the Philodendron. As the name is a bit on the tricky side, it is also called the ZZ plant. An excellent alternative! The plant originates from Zanzibar, Kenya and Madagascar. Here the plant grows both in direct sunlight and under the shade of large plants. The air is often drier, but the ZZ plant can withstand that. It is not such a wimp!

Half-shade

Water every 2 weeks

Air-purifying

Extra nutrition every month

Toxic

Repot every 3 years

Half-shade

Water every 2 weeks

Air-purifying

Extra nutrition every month

Toxic

Repot every 3 years

How do you take care of the Zamioculcas?

The best location

Zamioculcases don’t think sunlight is that important. Whether they’re in a place with indirect sunlight or semi-shade. They don’t care! If you see that the growth is very slow, the plant is not in the best place. Decreasing growth means that the plant gets too little light. If there is too much light, the ZZ plant can grow too fast. So fast that the plant becomes too heavy and can no longer support itself. At this moment you can move the plant 1 to 2 metres from the window. It is important to turn the ZZ plant regularly. Otherwise it will only grow in one direction.

Watering the Zamioculcas

It is important to let the soil of the ZZ plant dry out between watering sessions. A Zamioculcas does not use much water. In the summer, once a week is sufficient. As soon as autumn comes, you can reduce the watering. A Zamioculcas uses very little water in the winter months! In winter it is best to water once every 3 weeks. Be careful not to water as soon as the soil is still damp. It can be very different how much water the plant uses. Do you water when the soil is still moist? Then the ZZ plant can develop root rot.

Plant nutrition

In spring and summer the ZZ plant needs extra nutrition. It is therefore important to administer plant nutrition from spring to summer. Stop this as soon as autumn begins. Giving the ZZ plant extra nutrition when it does not need it can damage the plant. Use half a dose of plant nutrition. We recommend adding this to the water once a month. You can use Universal plant nutrition for houseplants.

Repotting

It’s best to repot the Zamioculcas immediately after purchase. After this you can repot the plant once every 3 years, or when the flowerpot becomes too small. Repotting is best in the spring. The Zamioculcas has more energy in spring. This energy is needed to be able to repair damaged roots from repotting. As soon as you are going to repot the ZZ plant, it is best to choose a flowerpot that is at least 20% larger than the previous one. This promotes growth and ensures that you do not have to repot every year.

Air purifying function

The Zamioculcas is certainly an air purifier, but not really a good one. It opens its stomata during the day. As soon as they are open, it absorbs the CO2 and converts it into oxygen. The oxygen ends up in our rooms. Definitely useful! So only the Zamioculcas isn’t such a star in purifying the air. At least he’s doing his best, right?

Is the Zamioculcas poisonous?

The Zamioculcas is slightly poisonous. Not the best news, but it can always be worse. If your child or pet gets into trouble with the leaf of the ZZ plant, make sure that no piece of leaf is eaten. Isn’t this the case? Pay close attention to strange behaviour and contact a doctor in all cases.

Diseases and peculiarities

In nature, the Zamioculcas suffer very little from pests and diseases. Although this can be different in the house. As soon as you notice that the Zamioculcas is suffering from disease, you can wash it away through the structure of the leaf. This can easily be done with a lukewarm shower. If the pests have not yet disappeared, you can also use chemical pesticides.

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