Learn how to care for the ZZ Plant!
The Zamioculcas zamiifolia – or ZZ plant — is a tropical perennial native to Eastern Africa that has become popular worldwide in recent years due to its tolerance of a wide range of conditions. The ZZ grows smooth, naturally shiny leaves that range from bright lime in their youth to an emerald green in their maturity. Individual leaflets are typically one to three inches long. They spring from thick, slightly bulbous stalks, which grow from large, water-storing rhizomes hidden underneath the soil. The ZZ is a highly dependable houseplant because it can tolerate low light and has low water requirements.
Tolerates low light, but prefers medium to bright indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
Watering frequency depends largely on lighting conditions. Bright light requires more frequent watering; low light less frequent watering. Allow to dry out completely between waterings.
Don’t sweat it. Average home humidity is fine; can tolerate dry air.
Temperatures of 60°F-85°F. Average home temperature is suitable.
While growth is slow, the ZZ can reach 16”- 28”.
Essentially, none. Just don’t overwater.
Poisonous if ingested.
Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets.
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