Do you want to bring the stunning ZZ plant home but don’t know which one to bring home? Are you obsessed with ZZ plants like me and want to know what varieties are there in the world?
Zamioculcas zamiifolia or ZZ plants are beautiful plants that can be grown at home with basic care habits. They look very beautiful with glossy leaves. These plants tend to live in low-light areas, with a well-draining soil mix, they thrive at room temperature, and prefer moderate humidity levels and with less watering. These plants do not need frequent fertilization and are beginner friendly.
There are many species in the ZZ plants. You can choose a variety that can be grown in your environment. In this article, I will discuss
10+ types of ZZ plants and their features. So, keep reading this article till the end!
Types of ZZ plants You Should Know!
There are different types of ZZ plants that generally differ by the size, shape, color of the foliage, and care requirements. It is better to choose a variety of ZZ plants that suit the climatic conditions of your region. Some species are toxic to both humans and animals, while many are patent. Let us know more about them.
Check out some of the most popular species that I will discuss in this article today!
- Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Zenzi
- Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Emerald Palm
- Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Dowon
- Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Lucky White
- Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Chameleon
- Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Dark Zamicro
- Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Edzamdark1
- Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Heemzamio
- Zamioculcas Zamiifolia HANSOTI13
- Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Zamicro
- Zamioculcas Zamiifolia TVZAMBL1
- Zamioculcas zamiifolia DUYZAM1801
Although there are many species of ZZ plants, I will try to discuss only the most common species that I have already mentioned above. Many of these species are recently identified and they do not differ from the old species in the care requirements.
1. Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Zenzi
These plants are miniature species of the ZZ genus. These are the new species of ZZ plants that look beautiful with curled leaves and have densely grown foliage that looks glossy. ZZ Zenzi can achieve a height up to 12-14 inches. It is called the Dwarf species of Zamioculcas zamiifolia. If these species are grown indoors, they rarely produce flowers.
But, be careful while growing them because they are toxic to both humans and animals. So, keep the children and pets away from these plants. They can be grown indoors or outdoors with minimum care. Also, these plants love to be in bright indirect sunlight with a drink of water every 2-3 weeks.
2. Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Emerald Palm
It is a universal plant. Mostly, these species are not grown because they are considered to be common plants that grow here and there. These are low-care plants and most plant enthusiasts love to grow them at home. It seems like a palm, but it is not. Place your plant in bright indirect sunlight to thrive.
Use a well-drained soil mix to plant your Emerald palm plant. Use clay pots for planting this plant to allow the soil to dry quickly. Remember to add gravel at the bottom of the pot to avoid clogging, because these plants never like to sit in the water for a long time.
3. Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Dowon
These species are natives of the costa farms and are commonly called ZZ Raven. These species need very low care and are well-known for their beautiful look. The foliage of this plant is dark in color and very shiny. The new foliage is in a light green color that grows darker while growing. It is also called the dark beauty of the ZZ species.
These plants are commonly available at any plant store and can be grown up to the heights of 3-4 feet. Mostly these plants are placed in the kitchens, bookshelves, or basements due to their low light requirements. Watering this plant once every 2 weeks is enough. Even these species are slightly toxic to humans and animals. So, be careful and do not ingest the parts of this plant.
4. Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Lucky White
ZZ Lucky White plants are very beautiful plants with multi-colored (shades of green, white and yellow) leaves that are soft to touch and have a glossy look. Their leaves are long and have pointed tips. Lucky Whites can grow up to 5-6 feet in height. They are considered to be semi-succulents and can be maintained easily at home.
Also, these plants can be placed indoors and can thrive at room temperatures but need more bright indirect sunlight. Do not let them sit outdoors when the temperatures fall below 10 degrees centigrade. Do not water them much in winters. Water your plant only after the soil dries in summer. Old plants can rarely flower.
5. Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Chameleon
Chameleon ZZ plants are one of the new species of the ZZ plant genus. The new growth of its foliage can be observed in bright yellow color and looks like a plant with golden leaves. Later the leaves change their color to dark green. It is also a long-lasting plant like all the other ZZ plants. It can be grown indoors, in low light areas, but placing it in bright indirect sunlight helps to thrive.
Also, these plants do not like to sit in waterlogged soil. So water this plant less often and place this plant in an area that has low humidity. Also, use a cactus mix or a well-drained mix for planting this plant. Do not leave it outdoors in the winters, to avoid the freezing winds to damage it.
6. Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Dark Zamicro
These plants look like the species ZZ Raven, it too has glossy leaves and is almost black, even the growing conditions of these plants are similar to the ZZ Ravens’. The difference between these two species is the height. Dark Zamicro species can grow up to 2 feet in height and the ZZ Ravens are at a height of 3 feet.
The foliage of these plants is shiny and is smaller when compared to the other species of Zamioculcas zamiifolia. Place these plants in a low-light area with proper ventilation. Do not water it too frequently. Watering once in 2 weeks during the summer and once in 3-4 weeks during the winter is enough.
7. Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Edzamdark1
It is one of the most beautiful species of the ZZ plants, which were found in 2012. They are natives of the Netherlands. Also, they can be grown at home, in low light areas. Even these plants have the same growth requirements.
8. Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Heemzamio
This is also one of the new species of the ZZ species. These plants grow upright and thus give a good look to your home. The leaves are smooth, glossy, pointed up and pinnate. The foliage is observed to be clumpy with the growth of 3-4 leaves on a clump. These plants can achieve a height of up to 30 cm and the width of this plant ranges between 15-20 cm. These plants like to stay in temperatures between 18-38 degrees centigrade. Do not make the temperature high or low for these plants because it can damage your plant.
9. Zamioculcas Zamiifolia HANSOTI13
ZZ Hansoti 13 is a well-known indoor ornamental plant, which is known for its pot-like shape. Like many other plants, these plants too have glossy leaves that are usually in dark green. This plant can grow up to 25 cm in height. It is a disease-resistant plant.
Also, it tolerates cold climates and forgives underwatering for a while. But, do not underwater it too long as it may cause severe damage. Also, it is better to keep the plant in temperatures between 20-25 degrees centigrade because it thrives well when it grows in temperatures.
10. Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Zamicro
Zamicro ZZ plants are one of the miniature species of ZZ plants. It looks beautiful with upright leaves. If you are searching for a good-looking plant to decorate your home, it is one of the best choices, as it transforms your home with its stunning foliage. It grows well in all circumstances. You can place it indoors or you can keep it outdoors in your garden. Moreover, these plants do not need to be watered frequently as they can thrive well at temperatures ranging from 18-22 degrees centigrade. These plants may not tolerate direct sunlight, so place them in a semi-shade location. It is a low-care long lasting plant and so it becomes a better choice for beginners.
11. Zamioculcas Zamiifolia TVZAMBL1
These plants are also very beautiful-looking plants of the ZZ genus that can be maintained easily at home. The leaflets of it are shiny and have a dark color.
12. Zamioculcas zamiifolia DUYZAM1801
These plants are a bit taller when compared to most of the other species. The leaflets are usually dark green and grow longer. These plants can be propagated through leaf cuttings.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia plants are tough and hardy plants that are widely grown throughout the world. They are famous for their low growth requirements.
If you are a beginner, then I would personally recommend going for these plants as these plants are available at affordable prices and very carefree. Some of the species of the ZZ plants are disease resistant, drought resistant, cold resistant, and never demand fertilization.
But, you should be careful while growing them indoors, because some of these species are toxic. Ingestion of the leaves or any parts of the plant should be strictly avoided. So keep your children and pets away from these plants. Lastly, love your plant, and care for it, so that it thrives and brings a smile to your face.
I hope you like this article and hope you got all the information you need about ZZ plants. So, which ZZ plant variety are you planning to bring home? Let me know in the comment section down below and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family!