Taboo on zamioculcas: who should not keep a dollar tree at home

By SSPDaily editionJan 10, 2024 10:41 AMLife
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Who should not keep zamioculcas at home
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Zamioculcas, known for its beautiful foliage and easy care, has become a favorite among indoor plant lovers. It is often referred to as the "dollar tree" because of the widespread belief that it attracts wealth to the home.

However, some alternative points of view point to reasons why zamioculcas should not be kept at home that go beyond mere superstition.

Hidden dangers of zamioculcas

An important factor to consider is that the plant contains a toxic sap in its leaves, stem and rhizome. Direct contact with this sap can cause skin irritation, resulting in small burn spots.

In addition, it can cause digestive disorders, visual impairment, and allergies such as runny nose, cough, and rash. Therefore, people with small children, pets, or allergies should be careful when keeping zamioculcas at home. It is important to wear gloves when handling or pruning this plant.

Zamioculcas and folk beliefs

There are certain superstitions associated with the dollar tree in folklore. It is believed that the poisonous nature of zamioculcas affects not only physical well-being, but also has psychological consequences.

As a result, the plant has gained a reputation as a "mujegon," meaning that it allegedly brings bad luck in romantic relationships and can lead an unmarried woman to loneliness.

Despite these cautionary tales, there is also a positive belief about the dollar tree. It is believed that when the zamioculcas blooms, it can signal positive changes such as marriage, pregnancy, success in professional life, and financial prosperity.

Conversely, if the zamioculcas begins to wither, get sick, and eventually die, it is considered a foretaste of potential financial difficulties for its owners.

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