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Taking care of Zamioculcas


A Zamioculcas Zamiifolia is a member of the Araceae family, which also includes Anthurium, Spathiphylum and Zantedeschia. This plant began to be used as an indoor plant in Holland from 1996 onwards, quickly acquiring great popularity due to the little maintenance it needs. 


This plant has its origins in Zanzibar, Kenya and Madagascar.


light and temperature

Zamioculcas do not require a lot of light intensity. A sunny location is also possible. But beware of direct sunlight right away. It is grown in filtered light. Rotate Zamioculcas regularly, this promotes growth uniform. Over time, they can gradually be brought closer to a window.

If the Zamioculcas receive too little light, it will inhibit growth. With too much sunlight, they grow very quickly. The risk is that this indoor plant will collapse under its own weight and will die as a result. If the Zamioculcas is overhanging, it is better to place the plant 1-2 meters farther from the window.

Place these indoor plants 2-3 meters in front of a west or east window. With a south-facing window, a distance of 3-4 meters from the window is recommended. Directly in front of a North window is also possible.

This indoor plant can also go outside in spring and summer. However, be careful with the transition to direct sunlight. Avoid afternoon sun, which is harmful to the plant.


Minimum temperature


      12  ℃

At night:

        5  ℃



Zamioculcas do not consume much water. With too much water, there is a chance that the lower leaves will turn yellow. In winter, the soil can be left dry for two to four weeks. A week is enough in summer.

The amount of water for the Zamioculcas depends, among other things, on the temperature, the size of the plant and the intensity of the light. Make sure that there is no water at the bottom of the pot. The soil must therefore be able to absorb all the moisture. If the soil is still too wet after a week, it is advisable to give less water per irrigation cycle. In case of doubt, it is better to give a small amount of water to soak.

When  watering  the Zamioculcas, it is important to first let the soil dry completely before watering it again.



Spraying the Zamioculcas is not necessary, but it helps to remove the powder.



Zamioculcas grows fairly quickly and therefore needs some food. Fertilize the plant with liquid food in spring and summer. Do not do this in winter as it will harm the plant. Use half the dosage indicated in the packaging for nutritionindoor green plants.


discolored leaves

Yellow / brown or hanging leaves can no longer be saved by what can be removed. This is not always due to poor treatment, it can also simply be old leaves. Too much water is often the cause for this. If the leaves leaves take on a yellow glow, this is due to too much sunlight; in that case, place the plant further away from the window.



The yellow leaves are preferable to be removed. The plant looks better and saves the energy you were expending on them. You can simply remove the yellow leaves by cutting them as close to the stem as possible. Don't worry. forget to wash your hands afterwards, as Zamioculcas is moderately toxic.


The flower of Zamioculcas

If Zamioculcas is well cared for, there is a chance that it will flower. However, this only happens if ideal conditions are met, and unfortunately, this rarely happens in the living room. When Zamioculcas bloom, it is important realize that this costs the plant a lot of energy. It is therefore advisable to remove them.



Zamioculcas is moderately toxic, so be careful with pets and children.



Zamioculcas is naturally a plant that rarely suffers from disease or pests. Partly due to the structure of the Zamioculcas leaf, the lice are easy to remove, do so by taking a warm bath. If the plant still suffers from parasites, you can buy various pesticides, bothchemicals as biological.



You can repot Zamioculcas immediately after purchase or in the spring. Spring is preferred as any damaged roots will recover more quickly. Repeat this process once every 3 years.

Place this indoor plant in a vase that is at least 20% wider than the previous one, using anormal mix. Do not use hydro granules at the bottom. The stagnant water that accumulates between the hydro granules can be reached less easily by the roots and starts to rot.

A larger pot encourages growth, increases plant health and creates a greater water buffer because the soil can absorb more moisture.


Zamioculcas zamiifolia

SKU: P1837
  • Vase 12 cm | Plant Height 30 cm

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