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ZZ Plant

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Zamioculcas zamifolia

KNOWN AS: Zanzibar Gem, Zuzu Plant, Emerald Palm, Aroid Palm

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Eastern & Southern Africa | Subtropical Savannah

DESCRIPTION: ZZ plants have tall, sturdy stems with many leaves. The leaves are shiny and bright green, which can make them look like a fake plant. This is okay, because ZZ plants thrive when they are not cared for very well.

ZZ Plant Care

Water your soil when it is about 50% to 100% dry. Be careful not to water too much, as this can damage your plants. You may need to water less often during the winter or in less light.
They can adapt to most light conditions, but they prefer bright, indirect light with a touch of direct light for a happy, thriving plant.
While not at all bothered about high humidity, your ZZ Plant will appreciate the occasional misting, which helps remove dust from their leaves.
This plant can adapt to average indoor temperatures, but it generally prefers the warmer side. If it's exposed to cold drafts or dry heat from vents, it might complain.
ZZ Plants are mildly toxic to pets and humans. If ingested, the plant will cause mouth and stomach irritation as well as possible vomiting.
The easiest way to propagate a ZZ plant is by division. This is when you separate the dense clusters of stems into independent plants by making a clean cut through the rhizome (the much thicker, horizontal "root"). You can also try stem and leaf cuttings, but they take much longer. Cut a healthy stem in at least two-inch pieces. The stem piece can be placed in water and roots will grow. Or pluck off a leaf with its petiole and place directly into soil. Try to cover just enough that the leaf will stay standing, otherwise it may rot. In either case, once the roots are a few inches long you can transplant them into soil.

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ZZ Plant Lighting Requirements: High Light (Bright Indirect Light); Low Light Tolerant

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