ZZ Plant is typically found in the cactus and succulent houseplant section because it does well with bright indirect or direct light and very little water.
ZZ plants are strange but beautiful. A caudex-forming aroid from Kenya has 3 inch, shiny-green leaves arranged distichously along bottle-shaped stems, giving a cycad-like appearance. Easy to grow, good as a houseplant, bonsai, for shaded landscapes or terrariums.
An ancient relic, along with Gonatopus, with a unique characteristic (for Aroids) in that the leaflet can fall to the ground, root and form bulblets. This feature is not known in aroids outside of the Zamioculcadeae.
- Easy to grow house plant
- Will grow in lower light areas
- Proper name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia
- Also makes an unusual indoor bonsai
Are ZZ plants poisonous to dogs or cats?
YES! All parts of the plant are considered toxic to cats, dogs and even humans. Digestive issues such as vomiting and diarrhea can become severe if untreated.
Do ZZ plants clean the air?
The ZZ plant transpires at a high rate, making it a good plant to help filter out airborne toxins.
How tall do ZZ plants get?
They are known to get to 3 feet tall & wide but will remain smaller if kept in a smaller pot.
Does a ZZ plant have flowers?
ZZ plants are considered flowering but they rarely appear when grown indoors as a houseplant.
How often should I water a ZZ plant?
Give your ZZ plant a good watering about once a month.
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