Plant Care Chameleon ZZ Plant

Chameleon ZZ Plant

About Chameleon 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 'Chameleon'

How to care for Chameleon ZZ Plant


How often to water your Chameleon ZZ Plant

Water needs for Chameleon ZZ Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Chameleon ZZ Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Chameleon ZZ Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Chameleon ZZ Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chameleon ZZ Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Chameleon 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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How to fertilize Chameleon ZZ Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chameleon ZZ Plant: repot after 2X growth

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 Chameleon ZZ Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Chameleon ZZ Plant

Chameleon ZZ Plant

Chameleon ZZ Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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