The Zamioculcas is one of the few houseplants with origins outside Asia. The Zamioculcas originates from Zanzibar, Kenya and Madagascar.
The leaf of the Zamioculcas has a striking zigzag pattern. This is why we also call the Zamioculcas the ZZ plant.
Taking care of the Zamioculcas
You can place a ZZ plant in partial shade. The plant is not such a fan of sunlight.
In the summer the ZZ plant needs water once a week. As soon as the summer comes to an end you can reduce the watering. In winter the plant needs water only once every 3 weeks.
The propagation of the Zamioculcas
Just like the care, the propagation of the plant is very easy. You even have a choice! A ZZ plant can be cut in water and in soil.
Cut or trim a branch, and make sure there are 2 to 3 leaves on the cutting. After this you can put the cutting directly in a vase with water or a flowerpot with fresh soil. Keep the soil in the potting soil continuously slightly moist for the first weeks. This is the best way for the cutting to develop roots. And that’s it! After a few weeks, enough roots have formed to put the cutting out of the water and into a flowerpot with soil.