Zamioculca Zamiifolia

Zamioculca Zamiifolia characteristics
Thrives in low lightSmall leavesGood for bedroomGood for office


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Zamioculca Zamiifolia is a plant native to Zanzibar, Kenya, and East Africa, famous for its attractive bright foliage and easy care. Commonly known as the ZZ plant, it is a recommended plant for beginners because it does not require much maintenance.

Zamioculcas are recommended plants for travelers because they are drought tolerant thanks to their potato-shaped rhizome that allows them to store water and survive several days without water.

On the other hand, zamioculcas adapt incredibly well to any light conditions (they are famous for being the best plants for low light conditions). That is why many people use them as office plants and everyone should have one at home. In addition, it is a purifying plant so it helps keep environments in a healthy state.

Zamioculca Zamiifolia can grow up to 38 inches given the good growing conditions. Keep in mind that it is a toxic plant if ingested, so take extreme precautions in case you have pets or children nearby.

Key tips for successful care

  • Lhe let soil of your Zamioculca dry out completely before watering it.
  • Propagate it only when it's outgrowing its current home.
  • Don't take pots that outsize the plant because It likes to be tight.
  • Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy.
  • Don't place your zz plant in the sun for long periods, nor afternoon sun.
  • ZZ plant is toxic if ingested, so pay attention to your pets
  • Place your zamioculca in the bedrooms or living room because it's an air purifier plant.

Zamioculca Zamiifolia care guide

Zamioculcas are plants famous for being the plant that best adapts to low light conditions, although it is not the best for them. Remember that plants need light to photosynthesize and live, so be sure not to place your plant in too dark or lightless conditions.

Zamioculca zamiifolia prefers bright, indirect light and does well in a bit of direct, non-intense sunlight such as the early morning sun for about an hour. The ZZ plant, like any other plant, has a slower metabolism in low light conditions and therefore grows more slowly.

I like to place my ZZ plants next to a north-facing window so it can get direct morning sunlight or a few feet far from east, south or west-facing window because the sun it's too strong.

Video tutorials of ZZ Plant care and tips

The video tutorials might not be about the same exact plant, but a plant of the same family, which have the same requirements.

Video created by Summer Rayne Oakes about how to take care of a zz plant
Video created by Epic Gardening about how to take care of a zz plant
Video created by Good Growing about how to take care of a zz plant

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