LifestyleHomemade fertilizers to boost your zamioculcas growth

Homemade fertilizers to boost your zamioculcas growth

Zamiokulkas is a popular plant in Polish homes.
Zamiokulkas is a popular plant in Polish homes.
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2:48 PM EDT, June 1, 2024

Zamioculcas is an elegant and relatively easy-to-grow plant, so it is no wonder that so many people choose it to decorate their homes or apartments. However, it is worth using homemade fertilizer occasionally to ensure the plant flourishes even more.

Zamioculcas is an exquisite, green plant, also known as the "plant for the forgetful." This is because it does not require specialized and complicated care treatments. Belonging to the succulent family, it stores water in its leaves and rhizome. Therefore, people who regularly forget to water it should also be able to manage it.

Despite its resilience, it is worth dedicating some time to zamioculcas occasionally. Its glossy leaves will be an excellent decoration for the room for years. For this purpose, using homemade fertilizers is beneficial.

Homemade pomegranate spray

To prepare the first homemade fertilizer, which will nourish the leaves and encourage new shoots, you will need dried pomegranate peel. It is important to remove all the seeds and dry the peel well in the sun or in the oven.

Next, grind it to a powder and put it in a jar. You will only need about three tablespoons of powder, a cup of water, and half a teaspoon of Epsom salt. Mix everything thoroughly and set it aside for about 24 hours.

Then, transfer the mixture to a spray bottle. Once a month, thoroughly spray the soil where you planted the zamioculcas. Thanks to the elements contained in the pomegranate peel, such as calcium, potassium, and phosphorus, the plant will quickly come back to life, and new shoots will appear rapidly.

Water your zamioculcas with this. It will produce new leaves

Another plant rich in the mentioned nutrients, which can be used to prepare a good fertilizer for zamioculcas, is nettle. Simply pour boiling water over fresh or dried nettles to brew an infusion. Once cooled, water the plant and wait for it to produce new, beautiful leaves.

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