ZZ Plant Care
Light: Bright light is good but not essential. The zamioculcas zamiifolia grows fine with low levels of light, but it's best to avoid direct sunlight.
Watering: Allow the soil to become dry at the top to the touch between watering and do not over water. It's best to water this plant less than too much because over-watering can cause stem and rhizome rot.
Re-Potting: Re-pot the zz plant once a year at the beginning of spring, especially during the first 3 - 5 years - whilst it's growing up. Fertilizer: During the main growing season (April - August) feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer which is diluted, once a month.
Pruning: Cut away leaflets that are turning yellow near the base of a stem. Once a stem has grown much longer than all other stems you can remove that stem or cut it to size at the tip. The problem with cutting it to size at the tip is it can look quite odd, so removing it completely might be the best option.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia Zanzibar, also known as the ZZ plant, is an aroid (Araceae) native to eastern and southern Africa. They are one of the easiest houseplants to grow, tolerating extremely low levels of light and moisture. ZZ plants have been found in a NASA study to purify the air of harmful toxins, and are excellent starter plants due to their low maintenance. It’s in the Araceae, or Arum family, the same plant family as the familiar houseplant peace lily, it produces a spadix-type flower similar to the peace lily but harder to see. ZZ plants grow potato-like rhizomes underground for storing water, a trait that likely helps them persist in times of drought. The ZZ Plant is stylish, attractive and easy to take care of, with an easy and straight forward propagation method. It blends perfectly well both within a contemporary and traditional setting. Because of its unique respirational cycle it produces more oxygen then other plants, hence work as an Oxygenator.
The ZZ plant is an easy to grow and care for indoor plant - that displays small glossy leaves on stems which can grow up to 3 ft long indoors. The zamioculcas zamiifolia grows well in low or bright lighting conditions and with frequent or much less frequent amounts of water. The Zamioculcas is an ornamental plant, appreciated mainly for its attractive glossy foliage and air-purifying qualities. This is an easy and impressive plant for semi shady rooms.