With light green leaves and elongated branches, Zamioculca is one of the most recommended leaf types for indoor growing. If you are looking for a nice and easy to care for plant, you need to know more about this plant, at least we say, strange. So keep following this post, we will tell you everything, teach you how to plant Zamioculca, how to care for Zamioculca, how to make Zamioculca seedlings and also give nice inspiration about how to add Zamioculca to the decoration of the house.
The plant, originating in Africa, is widely used in decorating spaces, runners, lobby environments, businesses, public spaces and most importantly, it is the best choice for poorly lit places. Do you know the reason for all this popularity? It fits very well in any kind of place and requires little lighting and ventilation. Despite the high resistance of the plant, it does not tolerate frost. In this case, protect your Zamioculca in cold times, especially when the thermometers are below 18º.
The Zamioculca belongs to the Aráceas family, the milk cup and anthurium, but the plant is more similar to a species known as Zamia. Such a similarity led to the scientific name zamioculca. However, this isn’t the only name of the plant, it’s also known as the dollar or tree of money, directly related to its shade of green.
How to grow zamioculca
It is very easy to plant zamioculca. In general, seedlings of Zamioculcas are made by dividing the clumps or by seeds falling from the flowering stem. But it is also possible to get Zamioculca seedlings from the branches of the plant. In this case, remove a branch near the base and leave it in the water until the roots begin to appear, then just plant it.
Before you start planting, you should have a container of sufficient size for the seedling on hand. It is recommended to use a pot that is two to three times larger than the seedling to ensure the best growing conditions and the best development of the plant.
Add expanded clay or gravel to the bottom of the container to aid drainage. The Zamioculca does not tolerate excess water and a good drainage system in the vase guarantees the beauty of the leaves of this type. After filling about 1/4 of the pot with clay, prepare the soil. The recommended ratio is 1 liter of earth for ½ liter of sand and ½ liter of earthworm humus. Mix all components well before adding them to the jar. Arrange the plant in the middle and fill it with the rest of the soil mix. It is noteworthy that the proportions can vary more or less depending on the size of the vessel used.
When planting, cutting or handling Zamioculca, it is very important to wear gloves as plant sap can irritate the skin and mucous membranes.
Thanks to the slow growth of the plant, replanting only needs to be done every three years or when you notice the need. At that time, dismember the lump and renew the land. New seedlings that come out of the mother lump can be planted again, resulting in new pots with Zamioculcas.
How do you take care of Zamioculca?
Zamioculca is the most suitable plant for beginners or very forgotten gardeners. After all, the plant needs little maintenance.
The Zamioculca is very tough and able to survive long periods without water. Watering should be done once or twice a week, always keeping the soil moist but never soaking it. With Zamioculca, it is better to sin from lack of water than from excess, since the soaked soil causes the leaves to yellow and even rot the rhizome, which will be fatal to death.
In order to keep yourself beautiful and healthy, it is important to keep the bottom of the Zamioculca pot fertile. Use organic substances, such as earthworm humus, to make fertilizers instead of chemical fertilizers. The fertilizer should only be replaced every three or four months. Also remember to remove the dead and yellow leaves so as not to endanger the health of the plant.
Zamioculca does not support sun exposure. Therefore, it can and should be cultivated in half or full tone. A tip for even growth is to turn the pot from time to time so that all parts of the plant can get the same amount of light.
Curious about the plant
- The Zamioculca has white flowers. It turns out that you will hardly be able to see them as they are practically hidden in the leaves. The flowering period is summer or early autumn;
- The underground rhizome of Zamioculca, similar to a potato, stores water, which allows the plant to survive a long period of drought. When this happens, all of its leaves fall, but the rhizome remains alive and returns to sprouts in the rainy season;
- All parts of Zamioculca are toxic when ingested. Therefore, the care is little, especially for pets and children. Even the simple contact with the sap of the plant causes irritation to the skin and mucous membranes;
- The Zamioculca is very resistant to the low luminosity and can live in shady places where other plants would hardly survive;
- Do you know these products to clean the leaves of plants? Don’t even think about wiping the leaves of your Zamioculca with them. The plant just doesn’t adapt;
- The Zamioculca is so well suited for interior decoration that can also be grown in air-conditioned environments, making it a good choice for offices, shops and malls;
- The Zamioculca with yellow leaves can indicate two problems: or excess water or excess sun. Exposure to the sun can burn the plant and weaken the rhizome since frequent and frequent watering tends to yellow the leaves and rot the plant;
- They say that Zamioculca serves to attract protection, happiness and prosperity when placed at the entrance of the house;
Now that you already know everything about Zamioculca, from planting to care, it is time to consider how to use it to decorate the house and make the most of the plant’s beauty in the best possible way:
Image 1 – The intense green of the leaves of the Zamioculca forms a nice contrast to the white surroundings.
Picture 2 – Inside the house the pots from Zamioculca are developing very well, even without the presence of windows.
Image 3 – Decorating the steps of the ladder, each Zamioculca was planted in a different color vase.
Image 4 – The clay pot and the plant compete for water, but when the pot is placed in the bathroom, the natural moisture from the surrounding area is absorbed by the pot, making up for the argument.
Image 5 – Zamioculcas planted in vases with a geometric pattern.
Figure 6 – The coffee table of this room was appreciated by the presence of the Zamioculca pot.
Figure 7 – If you have enough space, the Zamioculca can reach up to one meter in height.
Image 8 – The presence of Zamioculca increases the energy and joy of any environment.
Image 9 – Three ways to use Zamioculca in the same environment: hung, supported on a small table or just a small branch in a pot.
Image 10 – Blend of leaves in the window: Zamioculca, fern, rib of Adam and cyan.
Image 11 – Is there still a small corner in the kitchen counter? Put a pot of Zamioculca in it.
Image 12 – The Zamioculca decorates and fills the room with life.
Image 13 – The Zamioculca is shown in the books.
Image 14 – Mini pot from Zamioculca to place wherever you want.
Image 15 – The clean and modern decoration of this home office was given a piece of life and nature by the presence of Zamioculca.
Image 16 – Choose the vase with the color and material that best suit your home.
Figure 17 – When planting in different pots, it is important to determine the need to water each one as the clay pot requires more water than the plastic pot.
Picture 18 – The use of plants in the decoration helps to make the environment more inviting and inviting.
Picture 19 – Fine and elongated Zamioculca branches are ideal for a more elegant and refined decoration.
Image 20 – Zamioculcas bed to refresh and clean the office air.
Figure 21 – Zamioculca vase that combines the ethnic and rural decoration.
Figure 22 – If you live in an apartment or house without lots of natural light, bet on the use of Zamioculca to decorate the rooms.
Image 23 – The wood tones and the green of the Zamioculca leaves guarantee the harmonious contrast of this bathroom.
Picture 24 – The rustic table won a pot of Zamioculca to support the decoration.
Image 25 – The large vase from Zamioculca encloses the other species and guarantees the green beauty of this well-lit balcony.
Image 26 – Trio of Zamioculcas only decorates the hallway with an LED sign.
Image 27 – Large vase with Zamioculcas brand area between the kitchen and dining room.
Image 28 – Metal vases are a good choice for the more modern and lively environments.
Picture 29 – Voluminous and well cared for Zamioculcas adorns the foot of the stairs.
Picture 30 – Zamioculca e cactus sharing the same environment without conflict.
Figure 31 – Rustic and retro style bathroom decorated with Zamioculca vase.
Picture 32 – Always remember to remove yellow and dead leaves from Zamioculca so that a uniform, bright green is created in every plant.
Picture 33 – Zamioculca has to grow slowly and does not have to be replanted three years ago.
Picture 34 – The large window concentrates the plants near you and creates a passionate green environment.
Image 35 – Subtle, the small copy of Zamioculca helps break the black and white duality of this kitchen.
Image 36 – In the entrance hall, Zamioculca brings protection, happiness and prosperity to the residents.
Image 37 – No matter how big it is, but always have a small green corner at home to renew the energies and bring nature closer.
Image 38 – Zamioculca and succulent are the plants that are responsible for the decoration of this room.
Image 39 – The saplings of the Zamioculca are visible on the side of the pot and indicate the time of replanting.
Picture 40 – If you prefer to use clamps to house plant pots, especially the hanging ones.
Picture 41 – Even if zamioculca develops well in the shade, the natural lighting of the plant gives more and more vitality.
Picture 42 – Tall vases leave impressive Zamioculcas and contribute to a more sophisticated decoration; Highlight the brown tone that prevails in most objects, including the jar.
Image 43 – Floating: The white vase passes almost unnoticed in this environment and lets the Zamioculca loose through the air.
Picture 44 – The younger leaves of the Zamioculca are characterized by the lighter shade of green, while the older leaves have a darker shade of green.
Picture 45 – Green kitchen: Varied plants give the environment a fresh and natural note.
Picture 46 – Put the Zamioculca pot in the environment without worry, it will find its place and will surely emerge
Image 47 – The option in this project was to leave the plants on top to create a different decoration.
Picture 48 – O cement pot can be the best decor option for the more modern one.
Picture 49 – There is no pot that does not match the Zamioculca.
Figure 50 – A rustic blue kitchen tree knew how to optimally use the brilliant green of the leaves of the Zamioculca.
Picture 51 – The apparent brick is a magic in itself, in the presence of plants the wall is emphasized even more.
Picture 52 – Larger vases are welcome in large environments.
Image 53 – Neutral and sober tones of this kitchen have been given a touch of color by the presence of the Zamioculca vase on the counter.
Image 54 – Creative and original: The Zamioculca was planted in the enamel glass, the cactus vase takes up the idea and is attached to the glass with a support.
Figure 55 – The classic, rustic and retro bathroom influenced by the Zamioculca pot to complete the decoration.
Figure 56 – At night, the small plants help to renew the air around them, making them ideal for bedrooms.
Image 57 – Large and wide vase quietly houses several trees from Zamioculca.