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Emerald Palm

English name:

Emerald Palm

Latin name:

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

About me:

I have Emerald green leaves with a glossy sheen. Strong and structural, I'm a great addition to any houseplant collection.

Useful to know:


I am native to Zanzibar in Africa, which is why they also call me ZZ.


I can grow to about a meter tall and am slowish growing.


I am happy in anything from low to bright light, however I don't like to be in direct sunlight.


Give me a drink when my soil is drying out, not too much.


I prefer the warmth (15-24°C) but I can cope with as low as 8°C for short periods.


Feed me some slow release fertiliser once a month during the growing season.


Prune any dead leaves and re-pot me when I'm bursting out of my container.


Wipe my leaves to remove dust.


Keep me away from children and pets.


I'm a good air purifier, so I'll help filter airborne toxins.

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