Exotic flowers Zamiokulkas from the aroid family were brought to us from Africa and are quite rare among domestic amateur gardeners. This flower does not at all look like its relatives in the family: the trunk as such is not visible, it is hidden underground in the form of a large ball from which several cirrus leaves grow, so it seems that this is the trunk.

It is believed that the types of indoor flowers from the aroid family are quite difficult to grow, but unlike them, even a child can grow zamioculcas. This is an ideal houseplant.

Zamioculcus Care

He loves loose soil. You can take in equal amounts of soil, peat, and sand. The pot must have drainage holes. With sufficient quality care, zamioculcas reaches a height of one and a half meters, however, it grows very slowly and new leaves appear infrequently. The lower ones gradually turn yellow and fall, but if there are a lot of fallen leaves, this may indicate that the plant does not have enough moisture. The plant does not like dryness.

At home, Zamioculcas flower can be placed anywhere, but most of all it will taste the well-lit window sill. The temperature does not matter much, but it should not fall below 20 ° C in summer and 14 ° C in winter.

Zamioculcas flower tolerates drought better than too moist soil, which leads to rotting of the roots. In summer, it is best watered once a week, and in winter – even less often. In spring and summer, the plant is fertilized. To do this, you can use mineral and organic fertilizers for cacti, alternating them every two weeks. It will also be useful to bring ordinary ash into the soil, diluting it in half with water.

Zamioculcas blooms in large white flowers. However, flowering can only be achieved with very good care of it, and when the exot is no longer young. It reproduces easily, especially during transplantation by dividing an adult plant.

You can also cut off the lower branch, treat it with activated carbon powder and bury it in wet sand after two days of drying. In five to six months, a young plant will develop from the stem. Then it is carefully transplanted into a pre-prepared pot. However, it should not be expected that it will grow rapidly – sometimes it takes one and a half to two months to root in a new place.

When leaving, it should be remembered that zamioculcas releases poisonous juice, so do all the care operations with special gloves, and do not forget to wash your hands thoroughly.