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This plant is widely used in offices and homes for decoration purposes mainly. This plant has many different names such as the aroid palm, the Zee-Zee plant or the eternity plant. The swollen base of these plants has stalks that host green dark foliage.
It is a native perennial tropical plant from Eastern Africa, South Africa, Northeastern Africa and Kenya. This plant belongs to the family of Araceae. The scientific name of this plant is Zamioculcas zamiifolia. It has been used commercially since 1996. The flowers are bright yellow in colour or in bronze or brown. The flowers are found as if hidden partly in the leaf base. The leaves have a natural shine. It is a herbaceous plant with a succulent rhizome. Though it is an evergreen plant it may show deciduous features during the time of the drought. It can survive the drought due to the presence of the rhizomes.
It is not very difficult to take care of these plants.
Repotting must be done each year in the early spring for the first three to five months when the plant is growing up.
Pruning must be done by cutting away the yellow leaves at the stem's base and the plant can also be shaped accordingly.
Plants can be grown either from the leaf cuttings or the
Over watering must be avoided and the soil must let to get dried between two waterings as it grows well in less water.
Also over-watering can cause the rhizome and stem rot.
Well-drained soil which is rich in potting mixes containing mix and perlite is good for the growth of the plants.
Pots with holes at its bottom for good drainage are essential for the plants.
Bright light can be good for the plants but not very essential and the plants must be devoid of direct sunlight.
The average temperature must be from sixty degrees Fahrenheit to seventy five degrees Fahrenheit.
The peak time of blooming regarding these plants is the period between mid summer and early autumn.
These plants grow up to a height of thirty centimetres.
Diluted liquid-fertilizer must be added in the early period of the plant's growth once in each month from April to August.
These plants are used for decoration.
If ingested by pets or children it can be poisonous.