BOTANICAL NAME: Zamioculcas zamifolia
COMMON NAME: Zanzibar Gem
DESCRIPTION: Clumping plant with leaves growing from the ground level. Shiny, waxy leaves are divided into a number of smaller leaflets. New leaves emerge as upright spikes from which the leaflets gradually unfold.
LIGHT/POSITION: Medium to high light. Excellent where space is limited or a theme is required. In low light areas growth can become lanky.
WATERING: Soil is usually a very free-draining mix of coarse sand and potting mix. Soil should be evenly moist and allowed to dry out before rewatering. Tolerates drying out and will recover. A very tough plant.
CLEANING: Remove dust from the leaves.
PESTS: Mealybug occasionally may attack these plants.
DISEASES: None unless overwatered and then plant base will rot.
FERTILISING: Only if actively growing. Not generally necessary in indoorscape situation.
PRUNING: Remove spent leaves.
PRESENTATION: Rotate to light.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Very tough, problem free plant.