|Latin name:||Zamioculcas zamifolia|
|Common name:||Aroid Palm, Arum Fern, Z Z Plant|
Tropical rainforest climate
Subtropical moist forest climate
|Minimal temperature:||10-12°C (50-53°F)|
|Optimal temperature:||22-28°C (71-82°F)|
bright, am or pm sunlight
|Height:||100 cm (39 in.)|
|Repotting:||every 36 months (3 years)|
Pytium blight (Helminthosporium, Pythium, Fusarium)
|Availability on market|
Zamioculcas is in the aroid family along with philodendron and spathiphyllum. It is similar in shape to the - Cycad - "Zamia Furfuracea" - also known as the Cardboard Palm.
It has thick fleshy pinnate stalks, with naturally glossy elliptic shaped leaves.
A proven performer for the interior, it can take very low light, and requires very little water. It also performs well in high light, but water more often. The stalks do hold water, so don’t keep the soil wet.
Growth is slow, and it suckers from the base and will eventually fill up the pot. Zamioculcas can reach 4’ overall with a 4’-5’ (10-12 cm) spread and can also be grown from leaf cuttings.
Works well as a table top, inside a topsider, or as a short floor plant.