'Less is more' philosophy has always worked for the "ZZ"
plant here in central Florida. Ritually, I water once a month and
it is in it's 5th year and happy as a lark in the house. Those in the
greenhouse had to get moved for there was too much humidity for them. They
reside happily in the office now and on the same regime, once a
Glad to read yours do great in the greenhouse
Tom, my daughter gave me one about two years ago. I read
everything i could find and according to what I can locate Zamioculcas
zamiifolia enjoys drier arid conditions. Supposedly, it likes water
in the rainy season and little moisture during the dry season. That just
didn't fit into the way I grow aroids in my tropical atrium, so I just planted
it! In fact, it is just feet away from my large Anthurium
The plant is watered as often as all the other tropical aroids
and does just fine! It is in very loose soil with lots of sand
added. But other than that, we don't do anything special.
To be honest, I wasn't crazy about the thing. But my
daughter read it was an aroid so she got it for me. It may eventually not
survive, but for several years it has tolerated my "tropical conditions"
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Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 4:00
Subject: [Aroid-l] Zamioculcas
zamiifolia- Request for growth conditions