Plant Care Dwarf ZZ plant

Dwarf ZZ plant

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Dwarf ZZ plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Dwarf ZZ plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Dwarf 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 'Zenzi'

Also known as

Zamioculcas zamiifolia Zenzi

How to care for Dwarf ZZ plant


How often to water your Dwarf ZZ plant

Water needs for Dwarf ZZ plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Dwarf 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 Dwarf ZZ plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Dwarf ZZ plant in your home

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

Dwarf 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 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dwarf ZZ plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Dwarf ZZ plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dwarf 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 Dwarf ZZ plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Dwarf ZZ plant

Dwarf ZZ plant

Dwarf 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.

What other plant parents say

Dwarf ZZ plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Dwarf ZZ plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
@LA-Oasis avatar
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 1,755 XP
globe Los Angeles, CA

Rare dwarf version of the ZZ plant. Love it!

Survivor Survivor
Kristinne avatar
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 237 XP
globe Coral Springs, FL


@GatherandGrow avatar
leaf-1 171 Plants
xp 86,642 XP
globe Lincoln, NE

She is such a beautiful plant! And so low maintenance!
She is in our basement bedroom and gets the morning sun for just a few hours and stays beautiful. I know that will cause her to grow more slowly but she is so little and cute and I love her!

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