Zamioculca Zamiifolia


Zamioculca Zamiifolia is an african native plant that doesn't require a lot of water and it's famous mainly for its attractive glossy foliage and easy care.

Zamioculca Zamiifolia is also known as zz plant, zuzu plant.



Easy plant ideal for beginners


Survives in low light


Drought-tolerant plant, so you can forget to water it

Leaf size

It has small leaves.

Leaf color

Its leaves have only 1 color


Recommended for bedroom, office


This plant is toxic if ingested

ZZ Plant care

  • How much light does a ZZ Plant need?

    Zamioculca Zamiifolia will get the best and healthiest growth in bright, indirect sunlight. It's well known for tolerating low light but take in account that it's growth will be slower.

    Morning sun is fine, but keep it out of hot, direct sunlight which can scorch its leaves.

  • How to water a ZZ Plant?

    ZZ plant grow from thick, round tuberous rhizomes. These store water as do the thick, fleshy roots & somewhat spongy stems. Water your Zamioculca thoroughly but allow the top 2 inches (5 cm) of soil to dry out between waterings.

    Soggy soil will cause the rhizomes to rot so pay attention either how much water you use and the type of soil you use.

    Yellow foliage and soft stems are also a sign of too much water. Although ZZ plant will tolerate dry soil, it will likely drop its leaves if left too dry, too long.

  • What's the ideal humidity for a ZZ Plant?

    Average house humidity is advised but increase humidity when using the articifial heating within the home.

  • How to fertilize a ZZ Plant?

    Zamioculca Zamiifolia doesn't need much fertilizer, provide once a month a balanced liquid fertilizer which is diluted during the main growing season (April - August).

  • ZZ Plant tips

    • Water you Zamioculca throughly but let it dry between waterings.

    • Propagate it only when it's outgrowing its current home.

    • Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy.

    • Don't place it in the sun.

Video tutorials of zz plant care and tips

The videos might not be about exactly the same plant, but the same variety. In most cases, this not relevant because many of the varieties have the same requirements.

Video created by Summer Rayne Oakes about how to take care of a zz plant
Video created by Epic Gardening about how to take care of a zz plant
Video created by Good Growing about how to take care of a zz plant