Zamioculcas zamiifolia

(Lodd.) Engl. 1905

Zamioculcas zamiifolia is the only species in the genus.
In winter temperature above 15°C it stays evergreen,
otherwise it loses leaves and only the swollen petioles remain, as it does growing wild.

In the spring of 2002 it was 55 cm tall.
A year later it was 110 cm.
Emerging of a new leaf. There are only few plants in the class Liliopsida with pinnate leaves.
A new leaf with ovate, succulent leaves.
This is what remains when a leaf dies.
The inflorescence.
The tuber.
Male flowers.
Female flowers with round stigmata.
3-4 days after the opening of the inflorescence the stigmata hide
and the male flowers begin to produce pollen.

Leaf propagation of Zamioculcas zamiifolia
Krzysztof Kozminski: Zamioculcas zamiifolia
Philippe Faucon: Desert-Tropicals: Z. zamiifolia
page created on 2002-01-24
last updated on 2005-02-11