On the Sill | ZZ Plant

ZZ plant - Zamioculcas Zamiifolia


This plant is native to East Africa from Kenya to South Africa. It's in the in the Araceae or Arum family, the same plant family as the peace lily. If your ZZ produces a flower it is similar to that of the peace lily but a little harder to see. According to Feng Shui the ZZ plant represents growth & is thought to bring good fortune & luck.



LIGHT- The ZZ plant is a low light plant which makes it the ideal house plant. While this plant can survive in low light it grows best in bright indirect light but can also tolerate some direct sun. It's said to even thrive under fluorescent lights making it the perfect plant for all light conditions.


WATER- This plant is also on the low maintenance list as it only needs water once every 2-4 weeks! It's watering needs are dependent on the amount of light it is getting. If you have it in bright direct light you'll water more then if it's off to the side in indirect light. If the leaves start to look wrinkly that's a sign it needs water.



PRUNING - Not much pruning is needed but as always you can remove any dead leaves at any time. You can propagate your ZZ more then one way. You can take a large stem & place it in water, cut that stem into sections & place it in water or take the leaves from those cuttings & place them in water. Since this plant is a slower grower it will take some time before you see roots.


TOXICITY - This plant is toxic. Eating this plant can result in nausea, stomach discomfort, vomiting & diarrhea. The sap of this plant can also cause slight skin irritation so it's best to keep out of reach to curious minds.


*Scroll down to see a raven ZZ & what a ZZ bloom looks like*





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