Zamioculcas zamiifolia

This aroid from semi-dry areas is named so because of the similarity with some cycads in the genus Zamia. It is native to E - SE Africa, that resists to many different conditions. Its showy glossy leaves are produced from a stout underground, succulent rhizome.

It is very easy to grow, and the unusual flowers are a nice addition.It is normally evergreen, but becomes deciduous during drought.

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This aroid from semi-dry areas is named so because of the similarity with some cycads in the genus Zamia. It is a perennal plant native to E - SE Africa, that resists to many different conditions. Zamioculcas mostly occurs in open,dry forests and its showy glossy leaves are produced from a stout underground, succulent rhizome.

It was described in 1829 as Caladium zamiifolium, and it was quite uncommon in cultivation until the 1990's, when it was offered in the market as a house plant.

It is very easy to grow, and the unusual blooms are a nice addition.I t is normally evergreen, but becomes deciduous during drought. 

We offer a bare-rooted plant, grown in a 16 cm pot.

Picture of the blooming plant is from Wikimedia: "Zamioculcas zamiifolia bluete1" by Michelangelo76 - Sony Ericsson K750i. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zamioculcas_zamiifolia_bluete1.jpg#/media/File:Zamioculcas_zamiifolia_bluete1.jpg

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Africa
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 40cm-70cm
Botanical family Araceae
Light Sun
Light Medium
Light Shade
Minimum winter temperature 0 ºC to 10 ºC
Flowering Season Warmer Months
Plant type Herbaceous
Color Green
Care Pot
Care Indoor plants
Shape Perennials
Shape Rhizomes
Shape Groundcovers