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ZZ Plant

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Also known as

Fern Arum, Aroid Palm, Zanzibar Gem, Zuzu Plant, Eternity Plant, Emerald Palm

Zamioculcas zamiifolia 1 by User:WeFt (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Shade
Easy care
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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ZZ Plant Overview

Zamioculcas zamiifolia is the only species in the genus Zamioculcas. Also known by the name ZZ Plant, it has a short, thick rhizome with succulent, oppositely arranged green leaves. These may be shed during periods of prolonged drought. It is widely grown as a houseplant due to its attractive, shiny, dark green leaves, its tolerance of low light levels, and for its air-purifying qualities. Small, non-showy flowers, coloured yellow-brown, appear from mid-summer to early autumn, later developing into white berry-like fruits. Foliage is toxic if ingested and can irritate eyes and skin on contact.

Common problems with ZZ Plant

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to harvest ZZ Plant

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate ZZ Plant


    Using single leaflets.


    Divide as new growth begins in spring.

    Special features of ZZ Plant

    Indoor plant

    Attractive leaves

    Drought resistant

    Don't panic if you forget to water it. This hardy plant can survive a short drought.

    Pot plant


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