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Lucky feather: This plant masters every challenge – even beginners without a green thumb

2023-12-03T18:35:56.829Z

Highlights: Even people without a green thumb shouldn't have any problems with the lucky feather. The houseplant is very easy to care for and even grows in shady corners. However, children and pets should be kept away from the plant, as it is slightly poisonous when consumed. The robust plant has its origins in the forests of East Africa and has not long been part of the fixed repertoire of easy-to-care houseplants. The lucky feather bears this unusual name because of its foliage. This fans out into separate leaflets at the individual leaves.



Status: 03.12.2023, 19:18 PM

By: Anna Katharina Küsters

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Even people without green thumbs shouldn't have any problems with the lucky feather. The houseplant is very easy to care for.

If you don't have much time to take care of your houseplants, but still don't want to miss out on green highlights in your apartment or house, you should get a lucky feather. The plant with the special name does not need much attention and even grows in rather shady corners. However, children and pets should be kept away from the plant, as it is slightly poisonous when consumed.

Tropical plant with few demands

The leaves of the lucky feather give it its name. © YAY Images/Imago

The lucky feather bears this unusual name because of its foliage. This fans out into separate leaflets at the individual leaves, so that it looks like the end piece of a quill. But its botanical name doesn't have to hide either, because Zamioculcas zamiifolia is likely to stick in many people's ears. The robust plant has its origins in the forests of East Africa and has not long been part of the fixed repertoire of easy-to-care houseplants.

It has a number of advantages:

  • The location inside doesn't matter much. As long as the plant is not in the blazing sun, it will cope well with all conditions. In brighter places, its leaves are bright green and it grows faster.
  • The lucky feather requires almost no irrigation water. Especially in winter, it is quite sufficient to supply the plant with water sparingly once a month.
  • It does not require pruning. Especially at the beginning, it needs a larger pot every year to be able to grow properly. However, pruning is never necessary.

If these requirements are met, the plant will grow and thrive in your home for years without any problems.

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Pests care little about the plant

In addition, the lucky feather is a real lucky guy and has little to do with pests. According to the horticultural store Obi, it is only if too much water is added that root rot can occur. Therefore, it is always advisable to fill the bottom of the pot with a drainage layer of expanded clay and make sure that there is a hole in the bottom of the pot. This allows excess water to drain off and does not attack the roots.

Source: merkur

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