Zamioculcas ( same) — care at home
Is a member of the family sagovnikovyh, native to tropical and subtropical America and Cuba.
It is evergreen, a small herb with short erect stem, glossy leathery leaves.
The leaves are small, plump, oval or lanceolate, with whole edges, young specimens are light green, are rolled into a snail, as they grow, become olive.
The stalk may be smooth or covered with small spines. In the indoor environment zamioculcas (same) blooms are rare, so it is grown as a decorative foliage plants.
Growing zamioculcas (samii)
Location and lighting
The plant needs a lot heavy, but not light. From direct sunlight the leaves will turn yellow.
Can be grown in southern, Eastern and Western Windows, gradually accustomed to the sun to avoid sunburn.
You should also turn the pot by different parties to the light, to grow evenly developed outlet.
The optimal temperature for cultivation in the summer is considered normal for the edges of our summer temperatures from +25 to +28 degrees. In the winter is not below + 14 ÷ 17 degrees. We cannot allow sudden temperature changes.
Watering and humidity
Watering should be moderate, must be taken not to dry the top layer of the soil. Excessive watering may lead to yellowing of leaves and rot the roots.
Winter watering is limited. Zamioculcas easily tolerate dry air, but in summer on hot days should be sprayed to defend water at room temperature.
Fertilize once a month during the period of growth, complex fertilizers for houseplants. Stop to feed in autumn or winter feed.
Transplantation and propagation
Transplant done once in 3-4 years, not more often because the plant grows slowly. Transplanted in the fertile and heavy soil consisting of clay, leaf, turf, humus earth and sand. At the bottom of the pot is placed drainage layer, you can use expanded clay.
Samiu propagated by seed, sowing them in a light mixture of peat and sand. Maintain temperature of not less than 18 degrees and protect from direct sunlight. Seeds long germinate and quickly lose their germination.
Pests and fight with them
Scale insects may be affected. The scale you need to carefully clean off, and leaves to wipe with a cotton swab dipped in soapy water. With a strong infection – treated with special chemicals.