With bright green leaves and elongated branches, Zamioculca is one of the most recommended foliage species for indoor cultivation. If you are looking for a beautiful and easy-to-care plant, you need to know more about this plant, say, at the very least, weird. So keep following this post that we will tell you all about it, teach you how to plant zamioculca, how to care for zamioculca, how to make zamioculca seedlings and also bring beautiful inspirations on how to insert zamioculca in the decoration of the house.
The plant, originating in Africa, is widely used in ornamentation of rooms, runners , entrance halls environments corporate , public spaces and, mainly, it is the best choice for poorly lit places. Do you know the reason for all this popularity? It fits very well in every type of place and requires little lighting and ventilation. However, despite the high resistance of the plant, it does not tolerate frost. In this case, protect your zamioculca in times of cold, especially when the thermometers are below 18º.
The zamioculca belongs to the family of Aráceas, the same of milk cups and anthuriums, but the plant more closely resembles a species known as zamia. Such similarity gave rise to the scientific name zamioculca. However, this is not the only name of the plant, it is also popularly known as dollar or tree of money, in direct relation to its tone of green.
How to Plant Zamioculca
It is very simple to plant zamioculca. Generally, seedlings of zamioculcas are made by dividing the clumps or by seeds that fall from the flowering stem. But it is also possible to get seedlings of zamioculca from the plant's branches. In that case, remove a twig close to the base and leave it in the water until the roots begin to appear, then just plant.
Before beginning the planting have in hand a vessel of adequate size for the seedling. It is recommended to use a pot two to three times larger than the seedling to ensure the best growth conditions and development of the plant.
At the bottom of the vessel, add expanded clay or pebbles to aid drainage. The zamioculca does not tolerate excess water and a good drainage system in the vase will guarantee the beauty of the leaves of this species. After filling about 1/4 of the pot with clay, prepare the soil. The recommended ratio is 1 liter of common soil for ½ liter of sand and ½ liter of earthworm humus. Mix all components well before placing them in the vessel. Arrange the plant in the center and complete with the rest of the soil mixture. It is noteworthy that the proportions may vary more or less depending on the size of the vessel being used.
When planting, pruning or handling zamioculca, it is very important to use gloves, as plant sap can irritate the skin and mucous membranes.
Thanks to the slow growth of the plant, replanting only needs to be done every three years, on average, or when you notice the need. At that time, dismember the clump and renew the land. New seedlings emerging from the mother clump can be planted again, yielding new pots of zamioculcas.
How to care for Zamioculca
Zamioculca is the most suitable plant for beginner gardeners or those very forgotten. After all, the plant requires very little care.
The zamioculca is very resistant and able to survive long periods without water. Watering should be done once or twice a week, keeping the soil always moist but never soaked. With zamioculca it is better to sin for lack of water than for excess, as the soaked soil causes the yellowing of the leaves and even the rotting of the rhizome, which will fatally lead to death.
To keep yourself beautiful and healthy, it is important to keep the soil of the zamioculca pot fertilized. Use organic matter, such as earthworm humus, to make fertilization instead of chemical fertilizers. The replacement of the fertilizer should be done only every three or four months. Also remember to remove the dead and yellow leaves so as not to compromise the health of the plant.
Zamioculca does not support sun exposure. Therefore, it can and should be cultivated in half shade or full shade. One tip to ensure growth equally is to rotate the pot from time to time so that all parts of the plant can receive the same amount of light.
Curiosities about the plant
- The zamioculca has white flowers. It turns out that you will hardly be able to see them, since they are practically hidden inside the clump of leaves. The flowering period is in the summer or early fall;
- The subterranean rhizome of zamioculca, similar to a potato, stores water, which allows the plant to survive for a long period of drought. If this happens, all its leaves fall, but the rhizome remains alive, returning to sprout in the rainy season;
- All parts of zamioculca are poisonous if ingested. Therefore, all care is little, especially with pets and children. The simple contact with the sap of the plant already causes irritation of the skin and mucous membranes;
- The zamioculca is very resistant to the low luminosity, being able to live in shady places where other plants hardly would survive;
- Do you know those products to clean the leaves of plants? Well, do not even think about wiping the leaves of your zamioculca with them. The plant simply does not adapt;
- The zamioculca is so well suited for interior decoration that can be grown even in air-conditioned environments, making it a great choice for offices, shops and shopping malls;
- The zamioculca with yellow leaves can indicate two problems: or excess of water or excess of sun. Exposure to the sun can burn the plant and weaken the rhizome, since abundant and frequent watering tends to yellow the leaves and rot the plant;
- They say that zamioculca serves to attract protection, luck and prosperity when placed in the entrance of the house;
Now that you already know everything about zamioculca, from planting to care, it is time to check how to use it in the decoration of the house, taking advantage of all the beauty of the plant in the best possible way:
Picture 1 - Intense green of the leaves of the zamioculca forms a beautiful contrast with the white environment.
Picture 2 - Inside the house, the pots of zamioculca develop very well, even without the presence of windows.
Picture 3 - Ornamentating the steps of the ladder, each zamioculca was planted in a different color vase.
Picture 4 - The clay pot and the plant compete for water, but when the pot is placed in the bathroom the natural humidity of the environment is absorbed by the pot, balancing the dispute.
Picture 5 - Zamioculcas planted in vases of geometric pattern.
Picture 6 - The coffee table of this room was valued by the presence of the pot of zamioculca.
Picture 7 - If you have enough space, the zamioculca can reach up to one meter in height.
Image 8 - The presence of zamioculca elevates the energy and joy of any environment.
Picture 9 - Three ways to use zamioculca in the same environment: suspended, leaning on a small table or just a little twig inside the solitary pot.
Image 10 - Mix of foliage in the window: zamioculca, fern , rib of adam and cyan.
Picture 11 - There is a little corner left in there kitchen counter ? Put a pot of zamioculca in it.
Picture 12 - The zamioculca decorates and fills the room with life.
Picture 13 - On the books, the zamioculca exhibits itself.
Image 14 - Mini pot of zamioculca to be placed where you want.
Picture 15 - The clean and modern decoration of this home office gained a touch of life and nature with the presence of zamioculca.
Image 16 - Choose the vase with the color and material that most match the decoration of your home.
Image 17 - When planted in different pots it is important to ascertain the need for watering of each one, since the clay pot requires more water than the plastic pot.
Image 18 - Use of plants in decoration contributes to make the environments more welcoming and welcoming.
Image 19 - Fine and elongated zamioculca twigs are great for a more elegant and sophisticated decoration.
Image 20 - Zamioculcas bed to refresh and purify office air.
Picture 21 - Vase of zamioculca composing the ethnic and rustic decoration.
Picture 22 - If you live in an apartment or in a house without much natural light, bet on the use of zamioculca to decorate the rooms.
Image 23 - The woody tones and green of the zamioculca leaves guarantee the harmonious contrast of this bathroom.
Picture 24 - The rustic table won a pot of zamioculca to help the decoration.
Image 25 - The large vase of zamioculca embraces the other species around it, guaranteeing the green beauty of this well lit balcony.
Image 26 - Trio of zamioculcas decorating the hallway illuminated only by an LED sign.
Image 27 - Tall vase with zamioculcas brand area between the kitchen and the dining room.
Image 28 - For the more modern and lively environments, metal vases are a great option.
Image 29 - Voluminous and well taken care of zamioculcas adorns the foot of the stairs.
Picture 30 - Zamioculca e cactus dividing the same environment without any conflict.
Picture 31 - Rustic and retro styled bathroom decorated with zamioculca vase.
Picture 32 - Always remember to remove yellow and dead leaves of zamioculca, thus ensuring a uniform bright green in every plant.
Image 33 - Slowly growing, zamioculca does not need to be replanted before three years.
Image 34 - The large window concentrates the plants next to you, creating a passionate green environment.
Picture 35 - Discreet, the small copy of zamioculca helps to break the black and white duality of this kitchen.
Image 36 - In the entrance hall, zamioculca helps bring protection, luck and prosperity to the residents.
Picture 37 - No matter the size of it, but always have a little green corner at home, to renew the energies and bring nature closer.
Image 38 - Zamioculca and succulent are the plants responsible for the decoration of this room.
Image 39 - The saplings of the zamioculca are visible on the side of the pot and indicate the moment of the replanting.
Image 40 - If you prefer to use brackets to accommodate plant pots, especially the hanging ones.
Image 41 - Even though zamioculca develops well in the shade, natural lighting always gives the plant more vigor and vitality.
Image 42 - Tall vases leave the zamioculcas imposing, contributing to a more sophisticated decoration; highlight the brown tone that predominates in most objects, including the vessel.
Image 43 - Floating: the white vase passes almost unnoticed in this environment, leaving the zamioculca loose through the air.
Image 44 - The younger leaves of the zamioculca are characterized by the lighter green tone, while the older leaves have a darker shade of green.
Picture 45 - Green kitchen : varied plants give the fresh and natural touch to the environment.
Image 46 - Insert the zamioculca pot without worry in the environment, it will find its place and will stand out with all certainty
Image 47 - The option in this project was to leave the plants on top, creating a different decoration.
Picture 48 - O cement pot may be the best decor option for the more modern.
Image 49 - There is no pot that does not match the zamioculca.
Picture 50 - A rustic kitchen blue tree knew how to make the most of the brilliant green of the leaves of the zamioculca.
Picture 51 - The apparent brick is already a charm in itself, in the presence of plants the wall is even more highlighted.
Image 52 - Larger vases are welcome in large environments.
Image 53 - Neutral and sober tones of this kitchen have gained a touch of color with the presence of the zamioculca vase on the counter.
Image 54 - Creative and original: the zamioculca was planted in the enamelled jar, already the cactus vase picks up the idea and attaches itself to the jar by a support.
Picture 55 - The classic, rustic and retro bathroom influenced by the pot of zamioculca to complete the decoration.
Picture 56 - At night, the little plants help to renew the air of the environment, so they are ideal for bedrooms.
Image 57 - Large and wide vase quietly accommodates several saplings of zamioculca.
Image 58 - Good use of spaces: in this house, zamioculca vases were placed under the stairs.