The ZZ Plant is characterized by its waxy green leaves above the surface of its potting mix, and its large potato-like rhizomes underneath. These rhizomes store water, making the ZZ a hardy, drought-tolerant houseplant that only needs water every few weeks.
- Each plant is unique; size and shape fluctuate by season so all measurements are shown as a range
- Medium plant measures between 8–14" tall from the soil line to the top of the foliage
- Large plant measures between 16–24" tall from the soil line to the top of the foliage
- Arrives in a nursery grow pot nestled in your planter choice; except for large planters, which ship separately from large plants
Medium to low indirect light
Water every 2–3 weeks
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Zamioculcas zamiifolia, affectionately called the ZZ plant or Zanzibar Gem, is a tropical plant in the aroid family, Araceae. It is native to Zanzibar, Kenya, and Eastern Africa. You might spot large potato-like rhizomes under the surface of its potting mix. Having evolved in drier conditions than most other aroids, these plants have evolved rhizomes that store water to help the ZZ plant survive drought in its natural environment. The rhizomes are actually underground stems, and what you see above ground are the stems' leaves. Using these underground rhizomes, the plant slowly creeps over time to new locations, spawning new aboveground leaves along the way.
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