Zamioculcas zamiifolia <br> 'Zenzi' <br> ZZ Plant

Zamioculcas zamiifolia
ZZ Plant

Aquatopia Conservatory
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This new ZZ Plant features tight, compact growth! 


Zamioculcas zamiifolia                      

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Common Names: ZZ Plant, Zanzibar Gem, Zuzu Plant, Eternity Plant, Aroid Palm, Emerald Palm

Family: Araceae

Origin: Africa

Growth: Clumping

Light: Low

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.