Zamioculcas zamiifolia has been around for generations, having originated in arid Africa (where it thrives outdoors). A few decades ago, Dutch nurseries in South Africa recognized the plant’s spreading potential and began selling it throughout the world in 1996. Since then, Zamfolia ZZ plants have made their way into hearts, homes, and workplaces all around the world. If you want to learn how to keeping a beautiful Zamfolia ZZ plant, read on!
Why Zamfolia ZZ plant is so popular?
With its broad, beautiful, dark green leaves, the ZZ plant has numerous advantages for businesses and residences. The ZZ plant tolerates neglect, is drought resilient, and takes low-light circumstances without fuss. Its glossy, waxy leaves reflect sunshine and brighten interiors. ZZ grows slowly to a height and breadth of two to three feet, making it a plant monster that does not overrun pots rapidly.
Zamfolia ZZ plant is easy to care for, making it the gold standard for first-time houseplant owners, overworked office professionals, and green thumbs. Fortunately, the ZZ plant does not require any specific planting soil; any well-drained potting soil will suffice. When watering, administer a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer (20-20-20) once a month.
Place your ZZ in low to bright indirect light, and only water when completely dried. Typically, you can skip a watering…or three…and it will still grow. ZZ is also extremely disease and pest resistant. Simply cut away any branches that encroach into your area and get in the way. The plant may blossom from mid-summer to early fall, but the flowers are tiny and unappealing, making ZZ mostly a foliage plant.
How to propagate?
ZZ plants sprout from enormous, thick rhizomes that look like potatoes. These rhizomes retain water, which is why the plant thrives during droughts and in areas where owners are forgetful. ZZ propagation is as simple as detaching and replanting these rhizomes. Another option is to pick a cutting with two leaves and a small amount of stem. When more or larger rhizomes are grown together, ZZ develops faster.
Requirements for Watering
ZZ plants may hold a significant quantity of water due to their thick rhizomes. Watering plants should be done sparingly. Allow for some drying time between waterings. When in question about whether or not to water, err on the side of caution. Overwatering is the most common cause of the loss of this hardy houseplant. Yellow leaves and decaying rhizomes are signs of overwatering. For further information, see our fact sheet Houseplant Watering Recommendations.
Is Zamfolia poisonous?
The plant’s one main disadvantage is that all portions of it are toxic. In fact, there were erroneous allegations in the 2010s that ZZ was so poisonous that it caused cancer and was so deadly that people had to wear gloves when touching it. What is the truth? It is poisonous but not carcinogenic. To avoid skin irritation, don’t consume it, keep it away from nibbling dogs and excessively curious youngsters, and always wash your hands after handling it.
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The ZZ Plant has glossy, rich-green leaves that nearly look to be false. It thrives near a sunny window. The ZZ Zamioculcas Plant is incredibly tolerant of a broad range of environments, from a sunny window to fluorescent office lighting. Whether you can offer it consistent care, travel frequently, or are just distracted by the demands of daily life, the ZZ plant will withstand it all.
Water when the soil is dry (approximately once a month) and make sure that any surplus water drains away. If the container lacks holes, use around 2-3 cups of water, adjusting as appropriate for your area. Do not allow the ZZ Plant to sit in water or soil that is too wet.
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