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Family: ARACEAE 

 Zamioculcas zamiifolia
 
 
Author:   Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1908
Family:  Araceae
Origin:  Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa 
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Minimum
Thickness:  10 centimetres
Height:  1 meter
Flower:  Yellow/Brown
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:   Aroid Palm, ZZ Plant, Arum Fern, Garderobeplante.
Synonyms:  Caladium zamiaefolium, Loddiges, 1829. Zamioculcas lanceolata Loddiges , Zamioculcas loddigesii Schott, 1856, Zamiacaulcas zamiafolia.


On this photo, it is easy to see the "mother-leaf".

   This member of the Araceae family was given this name by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler. It is found in Eastern Africa, growing in peat or well-drained soil with some water and little or some sum. It will get a caudex 10 centimetres wide, and it reaches for a half to one meter. The flowers are white to yellow-brown. Separate male- and female flowers. It can easily be reproduced by leaf-cuttings.

The genera name derived from a similarity of appearance to the Zamia genus. The species name means 'leaves like Zamia'.

Sub-family: Aroideae . Tribe: Zamioculcadeae.


Origin and wild ones from Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa.