LifestyleImprove your plant's leaf growth with a homemade mixture

Improve your plant's leaf growth with a homemade mixture

What should you water a Zamioculcas with so it produces new leaves?
What should you water a Zamioculcas with so it produces new leaves?
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8:43 PM EST, November 18, 2023

The Zamioculcas Zamiifolia, also known as the iron plant, is highly resistant to lack of water, light, and other unfavorable conditions, hence its nickname. It's not very demanding and is truly flamboyant. This guide will provide helpful tips on how to encourage it to produce more leaves using a homemade method.

Not many know that Zamioculcas Zamiifolia is native to Tanzania, a region with a dry equatorial climate. In countries like Poland, it is popular as an indoor plant due to its decorative appeal and resilience.

Zamioculcas thrives in temperatures around 72 degrees Fahrenheit, but can survive even in temperatures as low as 59 degrees. Open windows in winter are not a problem for it. It can withstand weeks without watering as it stores water in its thick leaves and tubers located in the ground. Overwatering is more dangerous for it than under-watering. Direct exposure to harsh sunlight isn't preferred either as it can cause leaf discoloration.

Though Zamioculcas may not need much care, it's worth taking a moment to encourage new foliage for a healthier and more attractive plant. A simple homemade mix-fertilizer applied once a month should suffice.

This involves using a common kitchen ingredient, corn flour, which is rich in nutrients like magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen - all beneficial for plants. Simply dissolve a packed tablespoon of corn flour in 1 quart of water. You should start seeing fresh, vibrant leaves before too long. Such homemade solutions are not only more affordable but also more natural, making them a superior alternative to store-bought fertilizers.

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