Zamioculcas zamiifolia is originating in Africa, where it thrives outdoors and has been around for centuries. A couple of decades ago, Dutch nurseries from South Africa started to propagate it and, in 1996, started distributing it around the world.
ZZ plant, with its attractive dark green leaves, tolerates neglect. It is drought tolerant and thrives in low-light conditions.
Its waxy, smooth leaves reflect sunlight and brighten any room.
ZZ usually grows slowly to a height up to 1 meter, so it is not a plant monster that outgrows containers quickly.
ZZ plants grow from large, thick rhizomes similar to the potato ones. These rhizomes store water. That is why the plant does well during droughts and in homes or offices where forgetful owners live.
The ZZ plant luckily doesn’t need any particular type of potting soil. Any well-drained potting soil will do. As for feeding it, apply a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer once a month when watering.
Place your ZZ in low to bright indirect light and water when fully dry. Typically you can even forget a watering or three, and it will still thrive.
ZZ is also very resistant to diseases and insects.
And, as the easy-care was not enough to make you grab one, this outstanding beauty was tested by NASA in their 1989 air purifying study. She removed a whole host of airborne toxins found in everyday homes.
The plant is 50 - 55 cm tall and will be shipped in a 14 cm pot.