Extremely easy to care for, the ZZ plant can tolerate little amounts of light and long periods of drought!
Common Names: ZZ Plant, Zanzibar Gem, Zuzu Plant, Eternity Plant, Aroid Palm, Emerald Palm
Foot Candles: 30 - 100
Water: Let dry partially
Humidity: Not required
Temperature: 15°C - 26°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter
Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Seed, leaf cuttings
Interiorscape Use: Can tolerate almost 100% shade
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Cold drafts cause brown tips, full-sun can scorch leaves, too little light can cause stretching.
Comments: This plant is coveted for its ability to grow in darkness. The leaf fronds add extra interest as they emerge, slowly unfurling with a brighter green than the rest of the plant. The ZZ plant naturally forms bulbs near the surface of the soil.
Toxicity: All parts of the plant are poisonous. If chewed or swallowed symptoms can cause immediate pain or a burning sensation and swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue and throat. Contact dermatitis may also occur in sensitive individuals.