The ZZ Plant is characterized by its thick waxy green leaves. It is a great air purifying option that can tolerate low light, making it a perfect plant for beginners.
- Arrives in a nursery grow pot nestled in the planter
- Choice of small (5" diam) or medium (7" diam)
- Acadia is porcelain; has a drainage hole and plug
- Grant and Hyde are ceramic; Hyde comes with drainage saucer
- Upcycled is made with recycled plastic; has a drainage hole and plug
Medium to low indirect light
Water every 2–3 weeks
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Zamioculcas zamiifolia, affectionately called the ZZ plant or Zanzibar Gem, is a tropical plant in the aroid family, Araceae. It is native to Zanzibar, Kenya, and Eastern Africa. You might spot large potato-like rhizomes under the surface of its potting mix. Having evolved in drier conditions than most other aroids, these plants have evolved rhizomes that store water to help the ZZ plant survive drought in its natural environment. The rhizomes are actually underground stems, and what you see above ground are the stems' leaves. Using these underground rhizomes, the plant slowly creeps over time to new locations, spawning new aboveground leaves along the way.
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