ZZ Plant, Zamioculcas zamiifolia

(103 customer reviews)

Scientific Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Common Names: ZZ Plant, ZeZe, Zanzibar Gem Tree

Overview: The ZZ plant has a reputation for being a hardy houseplant that can not only tolerate but thrive in lowlight conditions and very little water. ZZ plants, with its thick, green leaves, are great to make your homes and offices greener. Just make sure to take care of your Zamioculcas zamiifolia plant and provide it the right conditions to grow.

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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.

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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Partial Sun

Mature Height

18 in – 24 in

103 reviews for ZZ Plant, Zamioculcas zamiifolia

  1. Austin Street (verified owner)

  2. Joan Cain (verified owner)

    The plant arrived looking okay but some of the new growth was looking sad, some of the leaves were torn. I have it on our front porch where there is filtered light and after a week it’s starting to perk up. I plan on repotting in 3-5 days.

  3. BELINDA J (verified owner)

    Arrived in great condition and very healthy.

  4. rebecca a (verified owner)

    EXCELLENT plant!! Well packed, healthy. Beautiful!!

  5. Julie (verified owner)

    Its beautiful and has grown 2 more stems. Love it.

  6. Erin (verified owner)

    Arrived a little bent out of shape, but otherwise very healthy! I sent some photos and the customer service was great, they resolved the problem without issue!

  7. Sharon Chism (verified owner)

  8. Neelima J. (verified owner)

  9. Michele B. (verified owner)

    Absolutely love it

  10. Kate S. (verified owner)

  11. Suzanne B. (verified owner)


  12. Cynthia HOLDEN (verified owner)

    Wonderful prompt delivery of a healthy plant.Great packaging..

  13. Hannah M. (verified owner)

    Sizeable and healthy plant with glossy leaves!

  14. Tracy (verified owner)

  15. Naomi Rodriguez-Soto (verified owner)

    Extremely happy with my purchase. They were well packed and covered. I received my plants over a week ago and they are growing and beautiful.

  16. Nicole V. (verified owner)

  17. Lakeesh (verified owner)

    Bit smaller than I thought

  18. Marie (verified owner)

    It came well packed, extra soil, looks very nice, healthy!

  19. Windy L. (verified owner)

    All of my plants arrived in amazing condition!!

  20. Andrew Dennis (verified owner)

  21. Zoe M. (verified owner)

    So happy with my plant! Will definitely be ordering more from Plantvine. I recommend opening the plants outside though as soil shifts around and it can be messy.

  22. Naomi (verified owner)

    I was a little disappointed in this plant compared to the other plants I ordered. It arrived somewhat damaged but I am hopeful bc it is a hardy plant.

  23. Aderemi (verified owner)

    Healthy and grand. This and my other plants are growing beautifully.

  24. Karen A. (verified owner)

  25. Johanna Miller (verified owner)

  26. Corbin Rowland (verified owner)

    Pure beaut.

  27. Sonia Quiroz (verified owner)

  28. Melissa S. (verified owner)

    A large healthy zz plant arrived, just as I’d hoped!

  29. Florensia (verified owner)

    I am excited for my plant to arrive. When she finally arrive it was upside down😩😱. WHERE IS CLEARLY said this aide up. And they out in the bottom. I am so mad!! Luckily the damage can be minimized. Please tell FEdex to do it more professionally next time. I was planning to order the extra large dracanea but now I am glad I didn’t

  30. Carol (verified owner)

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Why others chose the ZZ Plant, Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Easy to care for. Can go without watering for extended period of time.

These plants are good for the air in the home

These plants are good for the air in the home

Always wanted one.

Low-light friendly

I was looking for a hearty plant that didn't grow outward, but more upward for a spot in my living room with indirect light.

I bought these plant for my son. I want him to learn how to take care of something.

Adding an additional ZZ to the plantscape.

Air cleaning

Fell in love with this after seeing it on display at Anthropologie a few years ago.

I love this plant, easy to care for and absolutely beautiful watching it grow and it

I love ZZ Plants and wanted a bigger more mature specimen. I had a couple small ones years ago but they died from unknown causes.

okay in low light rooms

I love these. They are pretty indestructible and I have a 8” planter already that I want to place this plant in.

looked unique, fun to add to my collection

My friend has a couple of ZZ plants and I think they're gorgeous. buying them from plant vine was cheaper than the big box home improvement store.

I like

Want to try it

Because of excellent air purifier and low maintenance

Looking for a low maintenance and low light plant. I'm a beginner!

I bought this for my bedroom which has lower light. Love that it will help to purify the air and needs little watering.

Easy to care for. GORGEOUS!

I have low light in my house but love having plants, this should be great.

Easy to maintain

Lush dark green waxy leaves

I wanted to have a plant can survive East facing rooms.

Indoor, low maintenance, nice look

Housewarming gift, low maintenance, hard to kill

For my mom

It has not been easy to find a lower priced potted plant available for shipping during COVID-19. I do not want to spend over $75.00 to shop a present to someone in another state due to all the shut downs!

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