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Zamioculcas cure

Zamioculcas cure

The succulent plant, evergreen Zamioculcas, is increasingly widespread, thanks to its ability to adapt to the most varied environmental contexts. In fact, it is a species that lives well in the apartment and can be placed in bright or shaded environments. It is important that it does not receive direct light, the sun’s rays can easily burn the fleshy leaves. It does not require excessive care at all and above all it does not need to be watered often. The ideal is to wet it once a month during the cold seasons by increasing the frequency in spring and summer, watering every ten days. There must be no stagnation of water since it is a plant that tends to perish easily due to root rot. It tolerates hot temperatures well but fears those below ten degrees.

Zamioculcas cure

The only species of its genus, belonging to the Araceae family, is the Zamioculcas zamilifolia, a plant native to East Africa. This succulent, also known as the Zanzibar gem, is characterized by fleshy, shiny, lanceolate and bright green foliage. The leaves develop over the entire length of the fleshy stems that make up the head of the plant. Under optimal cultivation conditions, it produces yellow flowers at the base, with shapes similar to that of the calla lily. The flowering period begins in the middle of summer and lasts until late autumn. The Zamioculcas grows and develops very slowly, over time it tends to produce different basal suckers. Used, relatively recently for ornamental purposes,

Zamioculcas cultivation

The main characteristics of the Zamioculcas species are resistance and adaptability to any kind of soil, as long as it is well drained. Indoor evergreens that can be grown outdoors in pots as long as temperatures stay above fifteen degrees. Not withstanding the cold, sheltering at home is the ideal solution to maintain constant plant development. They do not require seasonal pruning and it is enough to intervene only to eliminate the damaged or dry parts. They can develop, under favorable conditions, even exceeding one meter in height. They grow slowly and like constant fertilization from spring and all summer. The ideal is to administer a compound suitable and designed for succulent plants, to be diluted in water for irrigation.

Multiplication of the Zamioculcas

The reproduction of the Zamioculcas can take place by sowing but it is relatively very difficult to find the seeds. A simpler and moreover easy technique to apply is multiplication by cuttings. There is no need to cut off the fleshy stems but simply remove some healthy leaves, it is better with the petiole, directly from the plant. Subsequently they can be placed directly in small pots, composed of peat and sand, or you can wait for the new rooting, placing the leaves in containers filled with a little water. With this method it is important that the liquid does not exceed the petiole of the leaf, otherwise it will rot. Another technique for the propagation of Zamioculcas is by dividing the plant, using a knife, the rhizomes of the plant must be removed,

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