Zamioculcas (ZZ)


The ZZ plant is native to the shade-dense tropical forests of Africa, making it well-adapted to low light conditions. However, it can also thrive in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sun, which can scorch the leaves.


The ZZ plant is known for its ability to tolerate drought, making it an ideal plant for those who tend to forget to water their plants. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings, and then water deeply. Over-watering can cause root rot, so be careful not to over-water.


The ZZ plant prefers a well-draining potting mix. A commercial potting mix made for succulents or cacti works well.  that is rich in organic matter. A good DIY mix would consist of coco coir, perlite, and bark.


The ZZ plant is not fussy about humidity levels and can tolerate average household humidity.


The ZZ plant prefers temperatures between 60-75°F, but it can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. Protect your ZZ plant from cold drafts or sudden temperature changes and keep your ZZ plant out of temperatures below 45°F.


Fertilize your ZZ plant every two to three months with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Cut back on fertilizer during the fall and winter when growth slows. 

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