The Zamioculacas is a beautiful succulent plant, very common as an indoor plant, the botanical name is Zamioculcas zamiifolia, actually the zamioculcas has stolen its common name to another botanical genus, the zamia precisely, which has very similar leaves, although it is a palm. It produces fleshy stems, erect or curved, long up to 40-60 cm, which carry several oval leaves, of dark green colour.
It hardly happens for the plants cultivated in pot, but in the wild, these plants produce particular white or greenish inflorescences, which bloom close to the ground, similar to the flowers of the callae, with a big panicle-like inflorescence, partially wrapped by a pale bract.
Like most succulent plants, also the paws bear without problems the drought, and fear water stagnation, so they should be watered only in the vegetative period, from March to October, always waiting for the soil to be well dry between one watering and the other; during the winter months we can water only sporadically, touching the ground with the fingers, to ensure that it does not remain moist for long.
Always during the vegetative period, we supply small doses of fertilizer, using a specific fertilizer for succulents, poor in nitrogen, every 12-15 days, mixed with the water of the watering. It loves the very well drained soils, which contain a good quantity of incoherent material, such as sand or pumice stone with a fine granulometry.
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Exposure and irrigation
As for the exposure, let’s see together what are the specific cultural needs of the plant. These plants should be placed in a well-luminous place, possibly where they can enjoy a few hours of sunshine a day.
These are vigorous plants, which tend to survive even in conditions not really ideal, in fact they develop without major problems even if grown in complete shade, or in full sun, can withstand without any problem periods of drought even very long, even if it may happen that the total absence of water causes the loss of much of the foliage, which will flourish as soon as you provide water again.
Zamia – Zamioculcas: Various problems
The zamia plants are quite vigorous, and generally do not suffer from particular problems; surely the main cause of vegetative problems for a zamioculcas are the watering: an always humid soil often leads to radical rottenness, which can even compromise the life of the plant. Vice versa, very little watering and the dry climate of the apartment leads to the spread of cochineals.
To avoid this kind of problem it is enough to arm ourselves with patience and water the plant only when it is necessary, avoiding however never to do it; therefore let’s key the ground, if it is well dry let’s water, if it is humid let’s wait a few days; during the summer let’s vaporize every now and then the canopy with demineralized water.
Even in winter, when the plant is closed indoors, often in poorly ventilated areas, to avoid exposing it to cold currents, let’s avoid leaving it completely dry: rather than watering it, let’s proceed also in this case by vaporizing the canopy, avoiding excesses.
- The Zamia is a typically ornamental, apartment plant, which can be grown very easily even in pots and pans.
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