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Re: [Aroid-l] Zamioculcas zamiifolia- Request for growth conditions

It’s a Weed for me,

you can stick a piece of a leaf in just about any soil & poof ,Ya got another plant real soon, as long as it’s watered regularly…


some try to pass this off as a Cycad  & charge a lot ,due to the name similarities


  care is variable as it can  be grown as a house plant ,but outside ,some frost, no hard freeze ..will come back from it’s own roots if froze


any regular potting mix will do fine , treat it like any indoor philo




From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Tom Croat
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 2:01 PM
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Cc: Elizabeth McNulty
Subject: [Aroid-l] Zamioculcas zamiifolia- Request for growth conditions


Dear Aroiders:


            A colleague here at the Gardens asks what are the best soil conditions and general care for this species.  We have it in the greenhouse where it thrives but do any of you grow it in your house.  Does it require special care?


            I would appreciate it if anyone has any advise.




Tom Croat, P. A. Schulze Curator of Botany 

Missouri Botanical Garden

Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri 63116

(314) 577-5163


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