ZZ Plant

ZZ Plants are one of the easiest houseplants to care for! Tolerates low light, needs infrequent watering, and the arching branches add dynamic décor to your home.

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Species: Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Other Species Names: Zanzibar Gem, Zuzu Plant, Emerald Palm

Plant Height: 18-36 in.

Spread: 24-48 in.

Evergreen: No

Plant Form: upright

Summer Foliage Color: Green| Dark Green

Minimum Sunlight: Partial Shade

Maximum Sunlight: Full Sun

Ornamental Features

The tropical ZZ plant is a close relative of Chinese Evergreen, Anthurium and Philodendron. Easy to care for and cultivate, with decorative feather-like leaves carrying an exotic flair.

Landscape Attributes

ZZ Plant is one of the toughest plants around, making it a perfect choice to add to your home or office. Whether you're able to give it steady care, travel a lot, or just get distracted by all the stresses of daily life, ZZ Plant survives it all. Plus, it looks good: The plant features shiny, dark green leaves that look waxy.

Planting & Growing

What makes ZZ plant such a good houseplant is that it's wonderfully tolerant to a wide range of conditions, including low light, low humidity, and periods of drought. Like most other plants, ZZ plant doesn't even need natural light -- it'll thrive just fine indoors under fluorescent lights, such as those in office buildings. That means it will survive just about any corner of your home, even if you only water it once every couple of weeks (it grows best, though, when watered as the top inch or two of the potting mix dries). It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich, porous soils.