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Zanzibar Gem in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

 

Zanzibar Gem

The leaves of Zanzibar Gem, which are shiny green, grow upright along the stem. It is a slow-growing plant, but is a plant which requires little care, needing, as it does, fairly low light and regular, but light, watering.

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plant Features
  • Zanzibar Gem likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Zanzibar Gem likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Zanzibar Gem is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Zanzibar Gem likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Zanzibar Gem

Latin name

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

type

Perennial

family

Araceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Zanzibar Gem likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Zanzibar Gem is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Zanzibar Gem likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Zanzibar Gem likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Zanzibar Gem is 0.30meters x 0.70meters 0.30 M 0.70 M

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

The leaves of Zanzibar Gem, which are shiny green, grow upright along the stem. It is a slow-growing plant, but is a plant which requires little care, needing, as it does, fairly low light and regular, but light, watering.


Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Zamioculcas zamiifolia may be propagated by leaf cuttings: typically, the lower ends of detached leaves are inserted into a moist gritty compost and the pot enclosed in a polythene bag. Though the leaves may well decay, succulent bulb-like structures should form in the compost and these may be potted up to produce new plants. The process may take upwards of one year. It propagates easily but develops slowly.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Unless propagating from a cutting, puchase young plants in pots. ZZ’s do not need any special type of potting soil or potting mix. Any well draining soil recommended for house plants will work. Keep the plant away from any hot direct afternoon sun as the plant can burn. Good bright filtered afternoon sun would work well.

 
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