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Scientific Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia
Pronunciation: zam-ee-oh-KUL-kass zam-ee-FOH-lee-uh
Common Name: Zanzibar gem, zz plant, feng shui plant
Family Name: Araceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant, Succulent or Cacti, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves pinnate, 40-60 cm long with 6-8 pairs of smooth, shiny, dark green leaflets, each 7-15 cm long.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Arching
Form: Weeping
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Africa (from Kenya south to northeastern South Africa)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant (Caution: poisonous parts)
Additional Info: Google (single species in genus).
Zanzibar gem, zz plant, feng shui plant
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Succulent
Surfaces: Lustrous
Compound Leaf: Odd-pinnate
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate
Apices: Obtuse
Bases: Rounded
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Spadix (& spathe)
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Colour (petals): Not showy, Yellow, (spathe may be yellow to brown or bronze)
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep
Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: White
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Green
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Leaf cuttings
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Abiotic disorder, Root rot, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant )
Specific Pests: Plant will decline if kept below 15 C for extended periods.
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