HOW CAN THE ZAMIOCULCAS RAVEN BE SO DARK?
That is the result of spontaneous mutation: a sudden change in the plant’s genetic material whereby the property of ‘colour’ changed from green to dark. Spontaneous mutations are rare, particularly a mutation that is stable and does not revert back to the original colour. Zamioculcas Raven was discovered in South Korea, and was successfully tested […]
HOW LONG CAN THE PLANT BE IN THE SUN?
Curio Aquarine Mount Everest: This easy-care plant should be treated like a cactus, so lots of light and little water. This Curio originates from an African desert mountain range, and feels happiest in full sun. In the winter, when there is less light outside, we recommend that the plant is placed in the sun as […]
WHAT IS THE BEST POSITION FOR THESE PLANTS?
Zamioculcas In principle, this strong plant can do well anywhere in the house where there is some light. But it is happiest in a spot that has partial shade. In the summer, please place the plant out of direct sunlight. The sun is very strong in the summer, and direct sunlight on the plant can cause […]
THE LEAVES OF MY ZAMIOCULCAS ARE TURNING YELLOW. WHY IS THAT?
If the leaves turn yellow, it is usually a sign that the stem is not very healthy. This can be due to old age, or too much water. Action: ‘twist’ the stem out at the bottom. Without this rotten stem, the plant can put its energy into making a new one again.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE WAX LAYER ON THE CURIO AQUARINE MOUNT EVEREST?
Curio Aquarine Mount Everest derives its attractive blue colour from the layer of wax that covers the whole plant. This layer of wax or chalk is not purely decorative, but serves to protect the plant. It’s a highly functional characteristic, because it makes the plant stronger and more resistant to pests and diseases. This layer […]
HOW SUSTAINABLY ARE THESE PLANTS GROWN?
Our plants are grown using the most environmentally-friendly technology. Electric forklifts are used in the greenhouse where the Zamioculcas are grown to deliver and collect the plants. This means that plants and people are not exposed to any polluting exhaust gases. The feeding water is recirculated, filtered and largely disinfected. This prevents contaminated water from […]
HOW LONG DO THE PLANTS NEED TO GROW IN THE GREENHOUSE BEFORE THEY REACH THE SHOPS?
The Curio Aquarine Mount Everest needs to grow for a year to reach adulthood and be ready to sell. Zamioculcas Emerald Palm also needs to grow for a year before it is ready to sell. Obviously the growing time does depend on how large the plant needs to be. 14 cm pot size: 10 to […]
HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD I GIVE ZAMIOCULCAS?
Zamioculcas Raven and Zamioculcas Emerald Palm These plants have the special characteristic that they are ‘survivors’. These plants’ survival strategy is that they can last without water for a long time. They then obtain the required water from their roots and stems. Generally adopt the following schedule: Moderate watering, keep fairly dry. Watering in the summer […]