Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Variegated (Zanzibar Gem)

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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 30cm

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Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Zamioculcas is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae, containing the single species Zamioculcas zamiifolia.
  • It is a tropical perennial plant native to eastern Africa, from southern Kenya to northeastern South Africa. 
  • The Variegated ZZ plant is from the Araceae plant family.
  • This plant is suitable for xeriscaping, which the practice of designing landscapes to reduce the need for watering.
  • All ZZ plant varieties are native to Southern and Eastern Africa, so they are also referred to as Zanzibar Gem.
  • This houseplant, just like Philodendrons, can purify the indoor air.
  • It filters the air and stocks toxin ( benzene, xylene, toluene, ethylbenzene) in its stems, leaves, and roots.
  • This annual plant is an eye-catching variety for container gardening.
  • It is a non-complaining plant that often grows happily in low light with little fresh air.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • This plant requires well-draining and fertile soil.
  • You can easily prepare your own potting mixture that retains moisture but at the same time, drains well.
  • Add sand if the soil is heavy or compacted.
  • Maintain the soil pH of 5.6 to 7.5, acidic to neutral.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER

  • This plant is not a heavy feeder; it may even survive without any fertilization.
  • However, fertilizing it will encourage growth on your plant.
  • Feed it once a month in summer and spring using a regular houseplant fertilizer at ⅛ to ¼ ratio of the recommended rate.
  • If you want to use organic fertilizer, apply it once a month in the growing season according to the instructions on the package.
  • You can go for a slow-release fertilizer, apply once and forget it for the next six months.
  • The leaves can turn yellow due to a lack of nutrients, so fertilization helps to supply necessary nutrients to the Variegated ZZ plant.
  • But feeding too much plant food causes fertilizer burns leading to yellow leaves.
  • Don’t fertilize in winter because the plant is dormant, and fertilizing may lead to salt buildups.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • This plant will do fine in low levels of sunlight, but variegated versions appreciate higher levels of sunlight for maximum growth.
  • This species can withstand bright, moderate sun to partial shade.
  • The only requirement is that the sunlight should not directly hit the plant; for this reason, you will have to use sheer curtains or blinds to reduce the intensity of sunlight.
  • Give the Variegated ZZ plant a few hours of direct sun each day, but do not place it in full sun during the hot summer months.
  • If you notice any scalding on the leaves, your plant is exposed to high levels of direct sunlight.
  • Curling or yellowing leaves are also some additional indications of too much sunlight.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • This semi-succulent prefers arid conditions with a humid jungle-like environment.
  • It can tolerate neglect, but to keep your plant thriving, water it regularly whenever the soil is dry
  • This semi-succulent prefers arid conditions with a humid jungle-like environment.
  • It can tolerate neglect, but to keep your plant thriving, water it regularly whenever the soil is dry.
  • For potted houseplants, the best way to find out if your plant needs water is by touching the surface to examine dryness.
  • This plant will do better with less water as compared to other aroids.
  • Overwatering can kill your Variegated ZZ plant.
  • Yellow leaves mean your plant is being overwatered, and the rhizomes are rotting.

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