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ZZ Plant Care

This plant is tough—making it perfect for the forgetful plant owner. This hardy plant is able to survive for months without water and will grow well in any light except direct sun.

How to care for your ZZ Plant

Use these instructions to care for a ZZ Plant. This guide will tell you how to water a ZZ Plant; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Raven ZZ

LIGHT

Your ZZ plant prefers indirect bright light. It will tolerate low light and can even adapt to fluorescent lighting, but growth will slow. Avoid extended exposure to direct sunlight, which can scorch the foliage.

WATER

Water only when the soil volume is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that accumulates in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant does fine in average household humidity.

TEMPERATURE

Your Raven ZZ Plant prefers temperatures between 60-75°F. Keep away from drafts and air vents, especially during the winter months.

FOOD

Feed once in the spring and once in the summer with an all-purpose fertilizer for indoor plants. Do not apply fertilizer on dry soil.

TOXICITY

This plant is considered toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

The ZZ Plant has evolved to survive extreme drought, so feel free to go a little longer between waterings. Bright yellow leaves are a sign the soil is staying too wet, and drooping or dropping leaves are a sign the plant needs to be watered. Clean the leaves with a soft cloth or dusting gloves and water to maintain the Raven ZZ’s signature glossy black look.

Zenzi Plant

LIGHT

Your Zenzi Plant prefers medium to bright indirect light, but it is extremely adaptable. It will tolerate low light and fluorescent lighting in a windowless space.

WATER

Water your Zenzi Plant only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

LIGHT

This plant does not require any extra humidity.

FOOD

Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

LIGHT

Zenzi Plants are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Your Zenzi likes to be pot bound so repotting will not need to be done for quite some time. As a survival technique, the Zenzi Plant has evolved to start dropping its leaflets to conserve moisture during periods of severe drought. If you forget to water yours and see the leaves fall off, don’t give up hope! Water your plant immediately and it should come back. Yellow leaves can indicate overwatering.

ZZ Plant

LIGHT

Your ZZ Plant prefers medium to bright indirect light, but it is extremely adaptable. It will tolerate low light and fluorescent lighting in a windowless space.

WATER

Water your ZZ Plant only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant does not require any extra humidity.

FOOD

Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

ZZ Plants are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

As a survival technique, the ZZ Plant has evolved to start dropping its leaflets to conserve moisture during periods of severe drought. If you forget to water yours and see the leaves fall off, don’t give up hope! Water your plant immediately and it should come back. Yellow leaves can indicate overwatering.

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What's a ZZ Plant?

Botanical Classification: Zamioculcas zamiifolia

About

ZZ Plants are tough—making them perfect for the forgetful plant owner. These hardy plants are able to survive for months without water and will grow well in any light except direct sun.

ZZ Plants are graceful with wand-like stems that taper to a point. Along the stems are fleshy, oval-shaped, shiny leaves giving them a distinctive feathered appearance.

Native of East Africa, ZZ Plants require very little water and do best when they are basically ignored. If you’re looking for a hands-off plant that makes a statement, a ZZ Plant is it!

Fun Fact

The leaves of your ZZ Plant are naturally shiny and glossy, so no leaf shine is needed. Simply wipe them with a damp cloth or mist them occasionally to keep them dust free.

Pictured Left: ZZ Plant

ZZ Plant

With graceful layered leaves, the hardy ZZ Plant is a statement plant that can reach up to 2.5 feet tall. This drought-tolerant plant is tough, beautiful, and nearly indestructible.
very easy, perfect for beginners, low to bright indirect light
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