The story of the Zamioculcas
Zamioculcas zamiifolia belongs to the Araceae family, the arondskelkachtigen. It is a perennial plant with sprung leaves that reach 40 to 60 cm in length. The leaves on the thick stems are smooth, shiny and dark green. The plant can flower, but rarely does that indoors, only with strong neglect, as a survival technique. Then the Arum-like flowers grow from the base of the plant.
The plant has only been part of the houseplant range since 1996 and has no historical symbolism. In view of its indestructibility, keywords such as 'power', 'survivor' and 'go-getter' are, however, very appropriate.
The natural environment of Zamioculcas consists of rocky ground in lowlands or the feet of highlands in East Africa. Zamioculcas is found in countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malawi and Zanzibar. The cultivation as a houseplant is due to ambitious Dutch growers who discovered the plant in the mid-nineties and saw a good houseplant in the separate exotic. The cultivation itself is not very complicated, but requires time: the plant grows very slowly. For the Zamioculcas as a houseplant, the growers have developed techniques to be able to deliver good plants within a reasonable time. A warm and humid environment helps with this.
Choice of assortment
The range within Zamioculcas is limited. There is, however, a rich selection of pot sizes of the same kind.
(source: Bloemenbureauholland.nl )