Zamioculcas - Unpretentious and very jewelry


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An exotic name haunts many homes and often you have the plant at home and do not even know its name. The speech is from the Zamioculcas.

The Zamioculcas does not have a German name

The problem with the Zamioculcas is that it does not yet have a German name, but is only known by its botanical name, which is difficult to remember. But only by the way. The most important thing about this great houseplant is that it can be had by everyone. Someone who knows plants, someone who does not have a very green thumb, and someone who is hardly home. Because this flower is very undemanding. It needs little water, no fertilizer and feels very well with much or even little light. Even pests will hardly be found on this plant.

Originally the Zamioculcas comes from East Africa, but it also feels at home in our apartments. It is evergreen and also blooms, but only if it has some years already under its belt. With good care, this plant can even be up to 1.50 meters tall. Otherwise, the Zamioculcas 40 to 60 inches tall.

Location & substrate for the Zamioculcas

The brighter the location of the Zamioculcas, the faster it grows into a large plant. The brighter the plant, the lighter the leaves. If you place the plant in a dark place, the leaves will darken accordingly. The plant feels so basically everywhere.

The Zamioculcas is also not particularly picky in terms of substrate. But she prefers potting soil based on compost. You can also plant them in palm soil or in a mixture of garden soil, peat and sand.

So the Zamioculcas is properly poured and fertilized

The only thing you can do wrong with the Zamioculcas is to water them too often. That would make the plant rot. Because it stores the water in the rhizomes so it can be used in emergencies, too much water would kill the plant. It is best to keep it evenly moist and do not water until the soil has dried.

Fertilize the Zamioculcas from spring to autumn about every four weeks with a liquid fertilizer for green plants.

So hibernate the Zamioculcas properly

The Zamioculcas takes a break from late autumn until spring. During this time you should bring the outdoor plants into the house. At the latest when the temperatures fall below 16° Celsius.

During the winter break, you will need to water the Zamioculcas less. The pot bale should not dry out under any circumstances. From March, you can slowly pour a little more. Then you can start fertilizing again.

Repot Zamioculcas after the winter break

Since Zamioculcas grow rapidly at a young age, they need to be repotted regularly. Older plants, however, only about every 3 years. At the latest when the roots press upwards and look out of the earth. It is best to wrap the Zamioculcas after the winter break. So the plant can start fresh in the new garden season.

A little hint:

If dust accumulates on the plant, just put the Zamioculcas in the shower and rinse it off lukewarm. Then drain off the water and do not pour in the next few days.

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