Among the many plant options you can use indoors, zamioculca can be an excellent choice to transform your home. This plant stands out for being one of the most used in interior decoration due to its beauty, its elegant look, its resistance and its low maintenance.
All these characteristics have made it the perfect species for those who don’t have much gardening practice or don’t have a lot of time to take care of their plants, but want to add a little green in their home or office.
But do you really know the zamioculca? Of course, you’ve probably seen this plant in some decorative image, but to use it at home, you need to have some fundamental information to keep it healthy.
With that in mind, we decided to share this article with tips on how to take care of this species, as well as decoration examples, to help you use it in your decoration.
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Discover the characteristics of Zamioculca
Popularly known as zamioculca, Zamioculcas zamiifolia , its scientific name, is native to Tanzania and draws attention as it is a shade plant very well adapted to hot weather. In a natural environment, it grows in the soil of forests, protected by other trees. That’s why this species loves a warm, shaded environment protected from wind and direct rain.
This plant also stands out for its green and exuberant green foliage, being widely used in decoration not only for its appearance, but also for its resistance and ease of cultivation. It can be used almost anywhere and doesn’t need a lot of lighting and ventilation to develop well.
In addition, the zamioculca belongs to the same family as the lilies and the anthuriums, so it has a flower very similar to the flower of these two species. In fact, as with these other plants, what we call a flower is an inflorescence, which is this white part, and a green bract, which is a modified leaf that looks like a petal.
However, its “flower” does not have great ornamental value in landscaping, as they are hidden inside the clump, so their lush foliage ends up stealing all the attention.
Image 1: The flower of this species is very similar to the peace lily.
How to use Zamioculca in decoration
Due to its great plastic beauty and for not being a plant with large growth or that requires a lot of maintenance, the zamioculca is very successful in internal decoration in dining rooms, living rooms, balconies, bedrooms, bathrooms, entrance hall and even corporate environments .
Furthermore, it has the advantage of combining with different styles of decoration, making the environment more elegant, sophisticated or modern, depending on the vase in which it is grown. Decorated ceramic vases, straw baskets or fabric baskets guarantee an important improvement in the look of the environment, complementing the decoration you already use in your home.
Image 2: This plant can be used on the side tables of the room.
How to care for the Zamioculca
Despite being a hardy plant, the zamioculca also requires some care to grow healthy and keep its leaves always green and shiny. Check out the tips in the next topics to learn how to care for your plant.
Image 3: To make your plant always beautiful, you must be careful with the amount of watering, temperature, among other aspects.
How to water the Zamioculca?
Zamioculca is very resistant and can survive for a long time without water. Therefore, it does not like water-soaked soil, which can lead to its rhizome rotting and turning its leaves yellow. So avoid accumulating water in the pot, always check if the soil drainage is taking place and only water if the soil is dry. The ideal is to water your plant 2-3 times a week on hot days and only once on colder days.
Image 4: Remember to water the zamioculca on the right days.
How to fertilize?
The zamioculca also needs fertilization to develop healthy and vigorous, which can be carried out every three or four months, using a natural fertilizer rich in organic matter, such as earthworm humus. If you prefer a chemical fertilizer, you can choose products with the formula NPK 10-10-10.
However, none of this will greatly accelerate the growth of your plant, as the zamioculca grows very slowly. The good news is that, because of this characteristic, it is not necessary to carry out a lot of pruning or replanting frequently to another pot. However, you need to remove the yellow and dead leaves, which compromise not only the look, but also the health of your plant.
Image 5: Choose the right substrate to plant your zamioculca.
watch the temperature
As shown above, the zamioculca loves a warm, shaded environment protected from wind and direct rain. In other words, it develops well in a space similar to a greenhouse, as this is the environment of the forest from which it originates.
Therefore, this plant is not suitable for regions with harsh winters, as it does not like the cold. But if the place where you live is very cold, it is necessary to reduce the number of waterings and leave this plant protected in your apartment or house.
It is also important to remember that this species does not tolerate direct sun exposure and should be kept at home in a place with indirect lighting.
Image 6: This plant likes environments with climate similar to a greenhouse.
Caterpillars and beetles love to feed on the leaves of the zamioculca. These bugs usually appear in flocks and can harm your plant’s health. Therefore, it is important to pay attention and, if any of them appear, it is necessary to apply some natural insecticide to protect it, allowing it to develop beautiful and healthy flowers and leaves.
Image 7: Watch out for the appearance of caterpillars and beetles.
+53 inspiring images of decor with zamioculca
To encourage you to use this plant in your decoration, we have separated a selection of images that will inspire you to enjoy the beauty of the zamioculca in your home.
Image 8: The large zamioculca pots make this entrance hall much prettier.
Image 9: But you can also opt for a smaller, more discreet vase.
Image 10: Also, you can choose different pots with the same plant, so the contrast between the different pots will make a difference in the decoration.
Image 11: However, you can also choose a tall clay vase, which has a more modern look.
Image 12: In this case, both the exuberance of the zamioculca and the design of the vase stand out in the decoration.
Image 13: You can also use baskets with different decorations to add zamioculca pots.
Image 14: And of course you can mix different species in the same place.
Image 15: This minimalist office gains a touch of color and elegance through the presence of the plant pot.
Image 16: The combination of different species makes the look more pleasant.
Image 17: The straw basket is perfect to accommodate your plant pot and decorate your room.
Image 18: But you can also use a small vase to decorate the kitchen table.
Image 19: Also, you can use this plant to decorate your bedroom nightstand.
Image 20: This bookcase was built to allow the planting of zamioculcas on the shelf next to the floor.
Image 21: Use different ceramic vases to make the environment more modern and charming.
Image 22: You can also use this plant in the decoration of your minimalist room.
Image 23: However, you can still use this plant to decorate your coffee table.
Image 24: This room with Scandinavian decor was even more beautiful with the presence of these plants.
Image 25: But remember to invest in a nice decorated vase. This will make a difference in the environment.
Image 26: In addition, you can exchange the ceramic vase for a decorated straw basket to accommodate the vase, which will also enhance the decoration.
Image 27: The set formed by the plant and the decorated vase made this environment more charming.
Image 28: But you can also use a metal holder for your modern and elegant cement vase.
Picture 29: Plant pots were also used in this room with contemporary decor.
Image 30: The contrast between the tone of the leaves and the white vase creates a beautiful and elegant effect in the decoration.
Image 31: But you can also use these stone vases, which have a more rustic look.
Image 32: In addition, it is still possible to use this cloth basket, in which you can place the zamioculca vase.
Image 33: See how this plant complements the clean look of this space.
Image 34: This plant can be used even among more modern furniture and objects.
Image 35: However, you can opt for the minimalist vase, with a wooden structure, to complete the minimalist decoration of your room.
Image 36: And you can still use a white vase with a delicate print to use on the sideboard.
Image 37: This simple and rustic room had its decoration complemented by the presence of this plant next to the sofa.
Image 38: The vases with different and contrasting colors make a beautiful effect on the look.
Image 39: But you can also opt for clay pots, especially for outdoor use.
Image 40: Take advantage of the space under the stairs to accommodate your vases.
Image 41: However, you can also place the zamioculca vase on wooden benches in your living room.
Image 42: It is worth leaving some vases on stairs and gaps. The decorative effect is beautiful!
Image 43: In addition, you can exchange the side table for a large white plant pot.
Image 44: But you can also use this type of vase in your bedroom.
Image 45: You can still place the vase in a cloth basket, which makes the look more interesting.
Image 46: However, don’t forget that you can use different plants in the same space.
Image 47: Also, remember to use this plant in your desk decoration.
Image 48: This decoration is full of simplicity and charm, highlighted by the green leaves of the zamioculca.
Image 49: Invest in decorated vases and decoration composition with different species.
Image 50: You can also use the ladder to leave your vases and decorate the space.
Image 51: However, you can also use this plant in the bathroom.
Image 52: But you can still opt for the simplicity of the clay pot.
Image 53: In this project, the space under the stairs was used as an office, decorated with several plants.
Image 54: It is possible to combine the decoration with books and vase.
Image 55: The vases and the hanging rug have a beautiful effect on the environment.
Image 56: In this case, the zamioculca is sharing the vase with another species, making the arrangement more beautiful.
Image 57: In addition, you can use decorated cement vases to make the space more modern and beautiful.
Image 58: Take advantage of your desk to accommodate your vase.
Image 59: The zamioculca is perfect for minimalist decor.
Image 60: The tall white pots of this plant are capable of transforming any space.
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