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Raven ZZ Plant

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Ships April 19th - April 26th.

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  • Grower
    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Meseta
                                                                                                                                                                    

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Viento
                                                                                                                                                                    

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

  • Nube
                                                                                                                                                                    

This product is not California Certified.

$ 38.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘Black’

Common Names: Raven ZZ Plant, ZeZe, Zanzibar Gem Tree

Overview: Like the original ZZ plant, Raven ZZ plants are very low-maintenance and tolerant of low light and infrequent watering, making them a popular choice for beginners or those who may not have a green thumb.

Despite their dark appearance, Raven ZZ plants are not actually black; their leaves are a very dark green that appears almost black in certain lighting conditions.

Description

All about the ZZ plant

ZZ plant is the ultimate indoor plant due to its tolerance to lack of water and low light. Plus, ZZ plants (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) have thick, glossy green leaves. You can keep this beautifully leafy plant indoors with little care.

The plant can have color variations. For instance, Raven is a new variety popular for its purple maroon foliage. However, you may find these plants in yellow and white foliages as well. It is typically a tropical perennial plant that grows abundantly in the East African regions.

ZZ does not have a high growth ratio; it generally grows up to 2-3 ft and is thick at the bottom. It is usually stemless and produces a stem in 3-4 years. The best thing is it is the perfect leafy plant to enhance the décor of your living room, bedroom, or any area in your home.

History

The Zamioculcas zamiifolia hails from East Africa and comes from the Araceae or Arum family. It is quite similar to the house plant peace lily (Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum). The Dutch nurseries in South Africa recognized the beauty of the ZZ plant as early as 1996 and started growing the plant.
Its scientific name comes from its uncanny resemblance to certain cycad kinds that existed even before dinosaurs. You can find these plants in grasslands and along river banks where there is abundant greenery. They can also produce potato-like rhizomes in the soil, which helps them flourish in the time of drought. These ZZ plants are now a favorite for all plantsman. But what makes these ZZ plants so popular?

What makes ZZ plants popular?

ZZ plants have dark green leaves that are wide and cover a good area. The best feature of the ZZ plant is its low maintenance. One can easily keep it in their home and office without caring too much since Zamioculcas zamiifolia can survive in drought, low light conditions, etc.

How to care for your ZZ plant

However, it is still important for owners to take care of these plants if they wish to see their ZZ plant grow well in their houses or offices. Following are some of the care guidelines that you need to follow for it. Let us begin.

Light

ZZ plants love indirect, high-intensity light but can still survive on the low light level to grow. So, you won’t have to worry about these plants dying out even if you provide them with little sunlight. Ensure keeping them out of direct sunlight as it may hinder their growth and survival.

Soil

The ZZ plant does not have specific soil requirements as it can grow with most soil types. However, you should still ensure that you add well-dried potting soil. Finding dried potting soil is hassle-free as you can go to your closest nursery and get the right soil for the ZZ plant to survive for months.

How often to water your ZZ plant

Watering your Zamioculcas zamiifolia plant in the right way is important. Keep in mind that these plants require very little water, so if your plant starts getting yellow, you might be going overboard with the water. It is best to water the ZZ plants once or twice a week as a maximum.

Fertilizer

Add a balanced amount of liquid fertilizer to the soil if you wish to see the plant grow properly. Generally, a 20-20-20 mix of NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium) soil works best.

Common issues with Zamioculcas zamiifolias

Pests

Aphids, whiteflies, scales, gnats, mites, and mealybugs are some of the most common pests that you may find with your ZZ plants. Ensure keeping your ZZ planters in a well-ventilated area; using a diluted solution of neem oil can also help you prevent these pests. You should keep a constant lookout for pests if you want to keep your plant safe.

Diseases

Root rot is the most common ZZ plant disease that can affect your plant. ZZ plants that grow in waterlogged conditions often develop this issue.

Pruning

Although ZZ plants do not require frequent pruning, you still need to prune the yellow leaves. Similarly, an arching stem is also another major reason that requires pruning.

How to propagate your ZZ plant

You can propagate the ZZ plant by cutting its stem and placing it in water for weeks with adequate sunlight. When the ZZ plant develops a rhizome, only then should you add it to the planter. Ensure cutting at least one inch of the new roots before you do this.

How to repot your ZZ plant

You need to create a mix with soil, horticultural charcoal, orchid bark, and perlite when you wish to pot or repot your ZZ plants into a planter. Our organic indoor potting mix is a great choice with excellent drainage.

7 reviews for Raven ZZ Plant

  1. Paralee E. (verified owner)

    My Raven ZZ plant arrived in perfect condition. It is a beautiful plant.

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    My dear family member ♥ and so the plant is fine.

  3. Destiny Laboy (verified owner)

    A beautiful plant

  4. Diana P. (verified owner)

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very happy with my plant

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  7. Katherine B. (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful! I expected a slightly fuller looking ZZ, but I am unbelievably happy and in love with the one I received! A few larger stalks had been cut, I’m assuming for shipping purposes, but that does not hinder the appearance of this stunning plant one bit–though it thins it out a tad. Either way, my lil’ (BIG) ZZ is breathtakingly gorgeous.
    Much praise for shipping as well! I hadn’t realized there was a big tropical storm raging when I ordered, so I expected a few delays once the light bulb went on above my head, but much to my surprise, there was none! COVID-19 plus a nasty storm and no delays?! WOW! I’ve never ordered plants online before, so I was skeptical how the whole shipped plants thing worked, but wow! Both plants I ordered, while hardier than some, arrived well packaged for the long voyage from Florida to outside of Chicago, IL. There was some excess dirt at the bottom of the boxes, but the plants arrived in pristine condition. Even the potting medium was still slightly moist to the touch, which meant the plants received a hearty drink before being shipped off. I couldn’t be happier!

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