Aroid Palm, Arum Fern, Z Z Plant - Caladium zamiaefolium, Zamioculcas lanceolata, Zamioculcas loddigesii

Latin name: Zamioculcas zamifolia
Common name: Aroid Palm, Arum Fern, Z Z Plant
Plant group:
Green plants
Plant family:
Araceae
Synonym:

Caladium zamiaefolium

Zamioculcas lanceolata

Zamioculcas loddigesii

Climate:
Tropical rainforest climate
Subtropical moist forest climate
Minimal temperature: 10-12°C (50-53°F)
Optimal temperature: 22-28°C (71-82°F)
Recommended place:
bright, am or pm sunlight
mid-shade
Soil:
peat-loam-sandy
Plant form:
branch
columnar-grouping
Height: 100 cm (39 in.)
Flower color:
brown
yellowish
Repotting: every 36 months (3 years)
Rarity: no
Pests:
Caterpillar ()
Diseases:
Pytium blight (Helminthosporium, Pythium, Fusarium)
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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.