I'm ZZ Plant and let me tell you, I'm pretty tough. I am a semi-succulent and many have grown to love me since I can adapt to almost any situation. Forget to water me? No problem, I can take it for months. Apartment with not a lot of light? Let's do it. I am also one of the best plants for your heath due to my ability to remove harmful toxins that you do not want around you. I'm perfect for anyone, literally.
Difficulty Level: low maintenance and easy to care for
Light Needed: low to bright, indirect light
Water: keep the soil evenly moist
Plant Traits: low light, drought tolerant, air purifying, easy to care for, reduces stress and anxiety
The ZZ plant has recently grown in popularity since it is one of the hardiest houseplants. The ZZ plant has smooth, shiny oval-shaped leaves that are a bright green color when they are young and become deep green in maturity. The stems can get about 3' long and the leaves are about 2"-3" big. The ZZ plant has a well-developed root system that helps it to store water under the soil, making it drought-tolerant. This plant is easy to care for and very independent, it can tolerate low light and has low watering requirements. It is also great at purifying the air in your home as it removes xylene, toluene, and benzene from the air. A great plant for anyone.
Botanical Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia
Nicknames: ZZ Plant, Zanzibar Gem
Plant Type: Tropical perennial
Native To: Eastern Africa
Mature Size: Up to 3' tall indoors
Leaf Color: Bright green to emerald green
Leaf Shape: Oval-shaped
Growing Season: Spring and summer
Favorite Rooms: Bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, office, dorm
Health Benefits: One of the best air purifying plants that also help reduce stress
Grow Pot Size: 4" wide x 3.5" tall
Plant Height: about 6"-10" tall including the pot
Grow Pot Size: 6" wide x 5" tall
Plant Height: about 8"-12" tall including the pot
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Our biodegradable grow pots are made of 50% sphagnum peat, wood fiber and lime to adjust the pH. The peat content provides a combination of superior root penetration, good drainage and aeration whilst the wood fibers strengthen the pot.
Designed for easy transplant. They are 100% compostable and approved for organic production. Simply place the entire biodegradable pot into your planter and the roots of your plant will soon grow through and decompose the pot.
ECO-FRIENDLY ROOT POUCH
Our recycled & semi-degradable eco-friendly fabric bags are made from a mix all natural fibers and recycled plastic water bottles saved from landfills. The breathable fabric allows for your plants to stay cool in the summer and provides good drainage to avoid overwatering. They provide a healthy environment for your plant to grow by pruning the roots and creating dense, healthy root structures.
These fabric bags are washable and recyclable. It will take 1-2 years for the bags to semi degrade. Use your fabric bag as a decorative planter and remove from the bag when it is time to repot. This planter is designed by Root Pouch.
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The ZZ plant thrives best in medium to bright, indirect light and can also tolerant areas of your home that get almost no light. Keep away from direct sun as this may burn the leaves.
Water every 1-2 weeks when the soil is dry and reduce watering in the winter. The more light it gets the more water it will need and vice versa. Less water is better than more as it stores water in its roots. Yellow leaves is a sign of overwatering.
The ideal temperature is 65ºF - 75ºF. It thrive best in humid climates but can adapt to any home situation. The plant can tolerant dry air as well as humidity.
The ZZ plant is a slow grower and can grow up to 2' to 3' tall indoors. Fertilize once in summer and once in spring using a well-balanced fertilizer
Repot the plant every 12-18 months on a pot that is 1" larger than the previous pot if you want the plant to grow. If you want to keep it the same size, choose a new pot that is the same size as current. Repot during spring or summer using any well-draining potting mix.
The plant can be propagated from a stem cutting, division, or a single leaf. To propagate with a stem cutting, cut a piece of stalk off the plant at the base and place in water. Repot into soil when roots begin to grow. To propagate from division, gently divide up your plant into 2-3 parts and replant into their own pots (do not do this often). To propagate from leaf cutting, cut off a piece of leaf with as little stem as possible and place into soil. Water the pot and water again when the soil is dry.
Toxic to humans and pets if eaten. Ingestion can cause stomach irritation and vomiting.