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Karsty

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

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This is my Zamioculcas zamiifolia, hanging upside down at the side of my kitchen. I water it thoroughly once a month, with Baby Bio fertiliser, using "seepage" through a surgical drip. If I try watering it manually it just falls straight through, or I have to go back countless times doing it gradually. It always guttates for a few days after watering. It takes a bit over a litre. The 4 pale leaves are pale because they are new. It seems very happy (~8

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That's looking good. Mine is in the garden being very effectively ignored. I'll have to check to see what's its doing. What medium have you got yours planted into?

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It's in the peaty compost it came in, plus a high quality coir-based compost. I wrapped the rootball in newspaper, then sphagnum, it was a bit tricky! In pots I grow Zamioculcas in a very minerally, well drained mixture. I just potted up some 'Raven' in a mix of perlite, sand, grit, topsoil, and clay.

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A few years back a tree fell over it. While I cut up and removed most of the logs I left the one over the Zami, for landscaping purposes. It's continued to grow out around the side of the log. Every now and again I get a feeling I should perhaps move it elsewhere ....... some day.

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Hmmm.... What there is of it looks good! Does it die back in your dry season?

By the way, I just watered my divisions of Z. z. 'Raven', which are in the mix described above, and I was almost horrified at how much water it absorbed! I used some capillary ribbons to hopefully remove the perched water table. Time will tell....

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