Zamioculcas zamiifolia is part of the Araceae family and its native range is Kenya to KwaZulu-Natal. Leaves are compact leathery and glossy, each leaf consists of several pairs of elliptic leaflets. New growth emerges from what looks like a bud, growing into a frond. This plant has large tuberous rhizomes which store a lot of water. Zamioculcas zamiifolia are one of only a few species that can be regenerated from a single leaflet.
'Super Nova' has green new growth which becomes darker with age, almost as dark as the cultivar 'Raven'.
Genus name comes from the unrelated genus Zamia and culcas comes from calcas, the Arabic name for an elephant’s ear. Specific epithet means ‘looks like Zamia’.
Pot: ø 17cm.
Height: Approximately 75cm from base of pot.
Light: These plants are tolerant to lots of different types of light but grow best in bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive.
Water: Allow the potting mix to completely dry out in between waterings, carefully aerate the mix with a few pokes of a skewer or blunt stick (avoid poking by stems), pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.
Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.
Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.
Humidity: Average to moderate humidity, increasing humidity can be achieved by grouping plants together, placing the plant on a tray of watered pebbles and by using a humidifier.Zamioculcas zamiifolia is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.