Zamioculca zamifolia. C20

Zamioculca Zamifolia is a highly valued and widespread plant because of the ease with which it can be grown and the beauty of its leaves.

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In the genus Zamioculcas of the family Araceae we find only one species, the Zamioculcas zamiifolia which is very widespread in pot cultivation.

This plant has been popular for about 10 years and is easily available in nurseries thanks to the beauty of its leaves and the ease of cultivation.

It is an evergreen succulent plant, native to tropical Africa and is appreciated for the beauty of its leaf apparatus, characterised by pinnate, fleshy, lanceolate leaves, of a beautiful dark green colour and very shiny.

It is a plant that doesn't exceed 60-70 cm in height and is very slow growing.


Zamioculcas zamiifolia is an easy to grow plant that conforms quite well to the normal conditions of our flats.

It doesn't like the cold which shouldn't go below 15°C, while it can stand temperatures of 30°C without any great problems. In temperate climates the plant, starting from spring and throughout the summer, can be taken outdoors, while in autumn and throughout the winter it must be protected from low temperatures.

As for the light, it doesn't have great problems, and it gets used to living either in good light or in half shade. It does not like direct sunlight.


The amount of water to be given to Zamioculcas zamiifolia is directly proportional to the amount of light it receives: if it is located in a very bright area (not in direct sunlight), it is advisable to water it generously, especially in spring and throughout the summer, allowing the soil to dry out superficially between one watering and the next.

If, on the other hand, the plant is in half shade, then watering will be considerably reduced, as the vegetative activity of the plant will also be reduced.

Pay attention to watering of the plant in the potting soil, which is not tolerated. It is better to keep short than to overdo it.


It is a plant that adapts well to any type of soil, but it prefers soft soils that allow the rapid elimination of excess water, which are well drained.

Repotting is done in spring, when the pot has become too small to contain the plant.


From spring onwards and throughout the summer, dilute a good fertilizer in the irrigation water once a month, diluting the doses with respect to what is indicated on the fertilizer.

It is advisable to supply a fertilizer which, besides containing macro-elements such as nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), also contains micro-elements such as magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), boron (B), molybdenum (Mo), all of which are important for the growth of the plant.


It is a plant that hardly flowers in a flat, only if it finds ideal conditions it can produce beautiful yellow-brown flowers, similar to those of the cove.

Care and pruning can be summed up by removing the leaves that wither away.


Zamioculcas is rarely subject to disease or parasitic attacks.

It is better to speak of physiopathies, that is, damage caused by poor cultivation techniques.

The leaves turn yellow and fall off

This is the classic symptom of excessive irrigation.

Remedy: Follow the instructions in the paragraph Watering and be careful not to leave waterlogging in the potting plant.

Zamioculca Zamifolia is a highly valued and widespread plant because of the ease with which it can be grown and the beauty of its leaves.

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