Zamioculcas - undemanding and very neat


An exotic name haunts many apartments and often you have the plant at home and you don't even know its name. We're talking about the Zamioculcas.

The Zamioculcas has no German name

The problem with the Zamioculcas is that it does not yet have a German name, but is only known by its botanical name, which is difficult to remember. But only by the way. The most important thing with this great houseplant is that everyone can have it. Someone who knows about plants, someone who doesn't have a particularly green thumb, and someone who is hardly at home. Because this flower is very undemanding. It needs little water, no fertilizer and feels very comfortable with a lot or little light. You will hardly find any pests on this plant.

The Zamioculcas originally comes from East Africa, but it also feels great in our apartments. It is evergreen and also blooms, but only if it has been around for a few years. With good care, this plant can grow up to 1.50 meters tall. Otherwise, the Zamioculcas is 40 to 60 centimeters tall.

Location & substrate for the Zamioculcas

The brighter the location of the Zamioculcas, the faster it grows into a large plant. The lighter the plant is, the lighter the leaves become. If you place the plant in a dark place, the leaves will become darker accordingly. The plant basically feels comfortable everywhere.

The Zamioculcas is also not particularly picky when it comes to substrate. Most of all she likes compost-based potting soil. You can also plant them in palm soil or in a mixture of garden soil, peat and sand.

This is how the Zamioculcas is properly poured and fertilized

The only thing you can do wrong with the Zamioculcas is to water it too often. That would make the plant rot. Since it stores the water in the rhizomes so that it can be used in emergencies, too much water would be fatal to the plant. It is best to keep them evenly moist and only water when the soil has dried.

You should fertilize the Zamioculcas from spring to autumn about every four weeks with a liquid fertilizer for green plants.

How to properly overwinter the Zamioculcas

The Zamioculcas takes a break from late autumn to spring. During this time, you should bring the outdoor plants into the house. At the latest when the temperatures drop below 16 ° Celsius.

During the winter break, you don't have to water the zamioculcas as much. Under no circumstances should the bale dry out. From March onwards you can slowly pour a little more. Then you can start fertilizing again.

Repot Zamioculcas after the winter break

Since Zamioculcas grow rapidly at a young age, they have to be repotted regularly. Older plants, however, only about every 3 years. At the latest when the roots push up and look out of the earth. It is best to repot the zamioculcas after the winter break. So the plant can start the new gardening season fresh.

A little hint:

If dust accumulates on the plant, simply put the zamioculcas in the shower and shower them lukewarm. Then drain the water and do not water for the next few days.