ZZ Plant

The ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) is an easy-to-care-for, low-light-tolerant houseplant with glossy green leaves and durable foliage. Perfect for those who are new to gardening, it’s a great option for adding a touch of greenery to any room in your home. It’s also great for those who want a low maintenance plant that can survive neglect and still thrive.

About ZZ Plant

The ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) is a tropical perennial plant native to eastern Africa.

It is part of the Araceae family and is known for its glossy green leaves and durable foliage. It can tolerate low light conditions and is easy to care for, making it a great option for any room in your home. They are also known for their ability to survive neglect and still thrive. In addition, they are known to purify the air and remove toxins, making them a great choice for those looking to improve indoor air quality.

The ZZ plant is also known for its ability to grow quickly and adapt to different environments, which makes it a popular choice among indoor gardeners.

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Quick Facts

Quick FactDescription
Scientific NameZamioculcas zamiifolia
Common NameZZ Plant
Native RegionEastern Africa
Light RequirementsLow to Medium
Watering NeedsDrought-tolerant, infrequent watering
PropagationRhizome division
ToxicityMildly toxic to pets and humans
Special CareAvoid overwatering and direct sunlight
Soil TypeWell-draining potting mix
FoliageThick, glossy leaves
Growth RateSlow to moderate
SizeCan grow up to 3 feet tall and wide
Ideal TemperatureBetween 60-75 Β°F (16-24 Β°C)
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Quick Care

Quick CareDescription
LightBright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, which can cause leaf scorch.
WaterAllow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Water thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch.
HumidityZZ plants are drought-tolerant and can tolerate low humidity levels.
TemperatureIdeally between 60-75 Β°F (16-24 Β°C). Avoid temperatures below 50 Β°F (10 Β°C).
SoilWell-draining potting mix.
FertilizerFeed every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
RepottingRepot every 2-3 years as the plant outgrows its container.
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ZZ Plants Grow Guides

  • ZZ Plant Pot: How to Choose the Best Pot for ZZ Plant

    ZZ Plant Pot: How to Choose the Best Pot for ZZ Plant

    Gardening has today, become a school of art that people have grown to appreciate in the best manner possible. People love to bring a little color to their homes and gardens and the most natural and beautiful way to go about this wondrous process of connecting with nature. One such way of going about decorating … Read more

  • How to Grow & Care for ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia)

    How to Grow & Care for ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia)

    Looking for tips and tricks to care for your lovely ZZ plants?  ZZ plants are slow-growing plants and can thrive even in neglect. I can understand your situation as this plant’s a slow grower, however, it took about 3 years to grow in my home. I think this plant grows quickly with sufficient watering and … Read more

  • ZZ Plant Pruning: When, why, and how to Prune

    ZZ Plant Pruning: When, why, and how to Prune

    How can you make your ZZ plant into a taller, fuller, straighter, and showstopper plant?  It’s probably no surprise that ZZ plants don’t grow fast. Besides, it can seem daunting to prune them after hard-earned growth for months, years, or more. Although ZZ Plants do not require regular pruning, trimming them can be beneficial in … Read more

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Learning Resources for ZZ Plants


  • Benzing, D. H. 1989. The evolution of epiphytism. In U. LΓΌttge, [ed.], Vascular plants as epiphytes, 15–41. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany.

Crassulacean acid metabolism in the ZZ plant, Zamioculcas zamiifolia (Araceae)†

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