ZZ Plant Care

ZZ Plant Care

Family: Araceae
Common Name: ZZ Plants, Zanzibar Gem, ZZ Plant, Zuzu Plant, Aroid Palm, Eternity Plant, Emerald Palm
Botanical Name: Zamioculcus Zamiifolia, Zamioculcus Zamiifolia 'Zenzi'

A perfect gift for your negligent, plant-loving friend, this shiny and slick easy-care plant has a unique, eye-catching form and a gorgeous, dense cluster of glossy zig-zag leaves. It is drought tolerant, can handle dry air, and will be happy in low-light conditions. If given bright indirect light, it will shoot out new growth like emerging bamboo shoots more often. Like a succulent, the thick stems and bulbous roots store water, making it the perfect houseplant for the traveler or workaholic. It is probably the most hardy indoor plant you can buy -- just don’t overwater it!

Important! ZZ Plants are poisonous if ingested, so be very careful if you have pets and/or small children.

zz plant potted indoor plant


The Zamioculcus prefers low to bright indirect light, but the brighter the indirect light, the better.


Only water when the soil is completely dry. This plant will go without water for long periods of time!


This plant is very adaptable, and will survive in temperatures from 55-85℉.


Zamioculus is adaptable to most household humidity levels. Ideal levels are above 50%!


Fertilize twice during the growing season with a ½-strength diluted complete fertilizer, once in the spring and once again in the summer as these plants do not like to be fertilized often.

Pro Tips

  1. Its ease-of-care and adaptability make it a great gift!
  2. Use a well-draining soil when transplanting.
  3. Make sure you transplant when the roots bust the pot open.

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