Annual transplantation of zamiokulkas has a positive effect on flower growth.
Indoor floriculture - a great hobby. For the acquisition of plants for the home collection each has its own approach. One likes bright, constantly blooming pets. Others prefer evergreen plants with decorative foliage. But all flower growers are sure to face the same problems when maintaining green representatives of the flora. Without knowledge of growing and breeding flowers in an apartment is not enough.
Evergreen Zamiokulkas plant. general characteristics
The decoration of the home collection can be representative of the flora, whose birthplace is East Africa. Zamiokaklaskas won popularity due to the decorative leaves. Tuberous plant from the aroid family has dense glossy leaves of dark green color. Since the flower is home to the African rather arid continent, the plant is well adapted to drought.Thanks to a large tuber, the plant perfectly preserves the water reserves that are consumed during a drought. However, it blooms quite rarely.
Conditions of detention
This flower belongs to the heat-loving representatives of the flora. This is a very unpretentious plant. During the rest period from October to February, the temperature of the air for keeping a flower is 18 degrees Celsius. In the rest of the period, it can vary from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. In the bright light Zamiokulkas does not need. It can be grown in shaded areas. To watering the plant is undemanding. The reserves of water that the tuber accumulates are sufficient for the normal development of the plant. Watering is done only with a strong drying of the soil.
Like any indoor plant, an evergreen pet requires an annual change of soil. Although the flower grows very slowly, transplanting zamiokulkas is necessary. The most suitable time of the year for this is considered spring. Young plants are transplanted annually. The pet is demanding on soil fertility. The land for zamiokulkas consists of equal parts of a turf and leafy substrate, as well as sand. Peat is added to loosen the soil mixture.Zamiokulkas is transplanted first into small pots, which are gradually changed during the annual transplant with a few large containers. You should also take care that there is good drainage in the pot. Older plants are transplanted every two years.
Flower care precautions
Zamiokulkas transplantation is performed with gloves. Such precaution is mandatory when working with this plant. The fact is that it is quite poisonous. When a flower is injured, poisonous juice is released, which can affect unprotected skin, causing itching.
How to propagate zamiokulkas
This evergreen plant is propagated by dividing well-formed bushes, as well as leaf cuttings or plates. Rooting of planting material is very slow. To speed up the process used soil heating.