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Found this plant at Heidelburg Botanical Garden.

Found this little plant at Specks.
 If it is the right species, it is juvenile leaves.

The flowers from

Author:  Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1879
Family:  ARACEAE
Origin:  Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Max
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  13 Centimetres
Height:  1 Meter
Flower:  White - Crème
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Giraffe's Knees
Synonyms:  Zamioculcas boiviniI, Decne.

This member of the Araceae family was described by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1879. It is found in the Eastern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex (not like the one on the top photo, but round) can grow to 13 centimetres, and the branches up to one meter. The large flowers are white to crème.

The genera name from Greek gony; gonatos, 'knee', and Greek pous; 'foot', for the swellings (nodes) on the leaf stalks. The species name after Louis Hyacinthe Boivin, 1808-1852, a French botanist and explorer.

SubFamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Zamioculcadeae