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ZZ Plant

Zamioculcas spp.

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) 1 by Mokkie (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

12b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
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Zamioculcas zamiifolia db

Overview

Zamioculcas is a genus from East Africa, that contains only one species, Zamioculcas zamiifolia. This plant has a short, thick rhizome with succulent leaf-stalks that bear leaflets. These may be shed during periods of prolonged drought. It is widely grown as a houseplant due to its attractive, shiny, dark green leaves, its tolerance of low light levels, and for its air-purifying qualities. Small, non-showy flowers coloured yellow-brown appear from mid-summer to early autumn. Foliage toxic if ingested and can irritate eyes and skin on contact.

Common problems

Generally pest and disease free.

    Harvesting

    Generally not harvested.

    Propagation

    Division

    Divide as new growth begins in spring.

    Cuttings

    Using single leaflets.

    Special Features

    Attractive leaves

    Indoor plant

    Drought resistant

    Don't panic if you forget to water it. This hardy plant can survive a short drought.

    Pot plant