4.9 out of 5 (541 experiences)
Also known as
ZZ plant, ZZ plant, Zanzibar gem, Zuzu plant, aroid palm, eternity plant, emerald palm and Variegated ZZ plant
How to care for Emerald Palm
Emerald Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Emerald Palm can tolerate being far from a window and light source.
Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Emerald Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Very easy to take care of because care is very intuitive and VERY regular (rather than indoor plants that need infrequent watering, making them harder to remember!) They need a larger pot almost every year though so get ready for some annual reporting!
This has been one of the most low maintenance plants I’ve every owned. As someone who relies on pothos and snake plants to stay alive, I would add the zz plant to the list of “hard to kill, even if you have a brown thumb”. Not only has mine stayed alive despite my mild negligence, it has grown considerably. They don’t need a ton of light and are absolutely beautiful. 10/10 plant
This plant was attacked by a puppy that mistook it for something that should be dug up out of the pot and set free. I reduced it in pieces the roots were intact but the stems were not in good shape. I cut it down, while crying because it’s actually my daughter plant and she worked hard to keep it alive. I read that it was a slow grower but in 2 months it’s really grew. I reiki it with love often.