Raven ZZ Plant
4.7 out of 5 (31 experiences)
About Raven ZZ Plant
The black raven is a striking cultivar of the popular ZZ plant. ZZ plants have survived 42 million years of plant pathogens, pests, and climate change. Their resilience and ability to tolerate water stress and low light has elevated them to international horticultural importance! Out of 15 plants tested, the ZZ plant was the best at absorbing and removing out of the air a major component found in gasoline. ⛽️
Zamioculcas Zamiifolia 'Black Raven'
How to care for Raven ZZ Plant
Raven ZZ Plant 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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Raven ZZ Plant 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 Raven ZZ Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Zamioculcas Zamiifolia is my all time favorite plant (besides Aroids!) whether it’s the beautiful “Goth” Raven or just plain old green. It’s an EXTREMELY SLOW grower which makes it more exciting to see new growth. So if you’re not the patient type I’d skip over it.
Although difficult to kill it can EASILY be killed by overwatering. I’ve purchased the Raven 3x before finally realizing it needed replanting after purchase. I highly recommend if you purchase this plant in a Nursery pot with Peat that you replant it ASAP & wait at least a week to water. Both my green ZZ & Raven are doing amazing in terracotta pots with succulent soil. Both are in North facing windows & are watered once every 3-4wks.