ZZ Plant

zz plant

Zamioculcas zamifolia, commonly known as ZZ plants, are beautiful, tropical perennials. A sturdy, upright plant, with waxy, oval leaves growing symmetrically up either side of each stem.

The surface of its leaves reflect and refract sunlight, enlivening your space. They are disease and pest resistant and drought tolerant, making them a low maintenance companion for the beginner houseplant enthusiast. 

 how this nature nurtures you 

ZZ plants are powerful air cleaners, removing toxins such as xylene, benzene, and toluene from your indoor environment. In the Feng Shui tradition, they are said to lower stress and increase creativity. Their steady, comforting presence reminds us to relax and take time to notice the light within us and around us.

 how to nurture your nature 


Eastern Africa


Water deeply, then allow the top 5 centimeters of soil to dry out before rewatering.  They have large tubers as part of their root system.  These tubers hold water for times of drought.  This makes them sensitive to overwatering.


Tolerated low light conditions, but prefers bright, indirect light


16-30 degrees celsius


Extra humidity is not required


Very toxic to humans and animals if consumed. Sap may cause skin irritation, so wash hands after touching.


Feed every month in the spring and summer with an all purpose fertilizer.  Apply to damp soil so you don't burn the roots.  


Create more plants by dividing the potato-like rhizomes and replanting. You’ll need two leaves and a bit of stem for each transplant.

They can also be propagated from leaf and stem cuttings.  They take a loooonnnggg time to root so be patient.  Here's a video to show you how: