I am great for any forgetful houseplant owners.
I am not fussy about water (I am drought tolerant) and I have natural glossy sheen green leaves.
|I am native to Zanzibar in Africa, which is why they also call me ZZ.|
|I am not normally really thirsty and so, give me a drink when my soil is drying out, and not too much please.|
|Average to cool room temperatures from 15-24°C but can cope with as low as 8°C.|
I can grow to about a meter tall, but don't you worry I grow slowly!
|Apply a weak dose of a liquid fertiliser once a month during the growing season.|
Prune any dead leaves and re-pot me when I'm bursting out of my container.
Wipe my leaves to remove dust.
|Keep me away from children and pets.|
|I'm a good air purifier, so I'll help filter airborne toxins.|
|This plant filters airborne toxins.|
FAQ's about Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
How can I tell if I am overwatering my Zamioculcas?
- Overwatering results in mushy brown stalks and yellowing of the leaves. Dropping leaves can also be an indication of overwatering. Hold off on watering and prune your plant. Once the soil is completely dry all the way through the pot then your plant is ready for a drink. This can take up to a month.
How can I tell if I am underwatering my Zamioculcas?
- Underwatering results in dry crispy tips on the plant's leaves. If this is the case, prune your plant and increase your frequency of watering.
Can my Zamioculcas tolerate really low light?
- It can, however this is likely to stunt the growth of your plant. Also the risk of overwatering becomes heightened, so take extra care not to be too heavy handed when watering you plant in a low light environment.
How often should I fertilize my plant?
- In general, house plants will thrive when they are fertilized from spring through until the autumn. Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer, following the package instructions for dilution and administration. The plant comes with a slow release fertilizer in the soil, so your plant will not need fertilizer within the first 6 months of receiving it.
How often does my plant need to be repotted?
- For smaller desktop plants, we suggest repotting once every 12-18 months. Typically you want to choose a potting vessel 1”- 2” larger in diameter to allow for growth. Don’t choose a pot much larger than the previous as this could drown the plant's roots. If you prefer to maintain the current size of your plant, repot into the same vessel, providing new soil and trimming away some roots and foliage. Spring or summer is the ideal time to repot as the plant is at its strongest.
- For larger floor plants, we suggest repotting every 18-24 months. Typically you want to choose a potting vessel 2”- 4” larger in diameter to allow for growth. Don’t choose a pot much larger than the previous as this could drown the plants roots. If you prefer to maintain the current size of your plant, repot into the same vessel, providing new soil and trimming away some roots and foliage. Spring or summer is the ideal time to repot as the plant is at its strongest.