|Latin name:||Zamioculcas zamiifolia|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Growing Height:||70 - 100 cm|
Supplied in a standard nursery pot. Pot up into a larger planter with holes in the base, using humus-rich potting compost. Or stand the pot as it is in an attractive planter. A saucer is fine too. Water may be allowed to stay in the saucer as it evaporates or is absorbed. Water again only when saucer is empty or the soil feels dry.
Choose a warm and sunny spot for your Zanzibar Gem (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) - ideal is between 18 and 23° C. The plant requires little or no maintenance and the dry air of our homes, even above a radiator will not cause problems.
The Zanzibar Gem is an easily grown houseplant that can withstand dry air. The thick fleshy leaves, especially at the base store lots of moisture. This will be used as a reserve for when it gets too dry, similar to a succulent.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia is an ornamental houseplant, ideal for those difficult areas indoors, like a window-sill above the radiator. Zanzibar Gem can also be stood outdoors on the patio or decking in the summer but as soon as the temperature threatens to drop below 10° C, you must bring it indoors.
This plant is seldom (if ever) plagued by pests!