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Zamioculcas zamiifolia - ZZ Plant


Bright indirect light, but can take very low light

Well drained

Drought tolerant. Let potting mix dry between waterings

16 - 28 inches (41-71 cm) tall and as wide

A yellow-brown spath
Possible Problems

Very hardy, no insect problems


Looking for that houseplant that you just can't kill? This one is it! The ZZ plant is a great place to start for the novice gardener seeking an easy care plant. It can grow in 80-90 percent shade, almost darkness, for months and be fine. In bright filtered light it performs better and grows faster, but if you have that spot in the house that is always dark, try this plant. Keep it away from any hot direct afternoon sun as the plant can burn. Keep on the dry side, if you water it too much, or the plant sits in water, you may find yellowing leaves and possibly rot the roots. To date, the ZZ Plant has no reported insect problems. It handles low light, low water, and tough indoor conditions. The only drawback is that like the Dieffenbachia, all parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.


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