Interflora flowers

Zamioculcas zamifolia – pronounced ZAM-ee-oh-cool-kass.

It has strong, shiny elliptical leaves which are like tall, green feathers growing out of the pot, which give it a distinctly quirky appearance. The stalks are fleshy.

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Aroid family – same as philodendron and spathiphyllum (peace lily).

Care Tips

  • Easy to look after, it prefers to be too dry rather than too wet, so water sparingly.
  • A sign of overwatering is if the lower leaves turn yellow.
  • Feed once a month using weak solution during the growing period.
  • Zamioculcas is very tolerant of different temperatures, prefers semi-shade but can take very low light levels.
  • It performs well in bright light too but will then need watering more often.