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About ZZ plant
The ZZ Plant is a popular succulent houseplant in the Araceae (aroid) family. This low-maintenance plant will slowly reach a mature height and width of around 3 feet. It stores water in its thick leafstalks and tuber-like rhizomes under the soil. The species name means "with leaves like Zamia," due to its resemblance to certain cycad plants.
Also known as
Zanzibar gem, Zuzu plant, aroid palm, eternity plant, emerald palm and Variegated ZZ plant
How to care for ZZ plant
ZZ plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 21st, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Atlanta is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
January 20th, 2022
Atlanta is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Atlanta is expected to increase by 19.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
January 20th, 2022
This month, Atlanta is getting an average of 7.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 5.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of dayl…
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 💪.
We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Atlanta, Georgia ⛅.
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 ZZ plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
January 14th, 2022
The growing potential in Atlanta is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to repot…
What other plant parents say
My first plant! Had it for over a year now and it’s grown so much. Grows a lot faster in more sun but does extremely well in indirect sun as well. I basically ignore it until the soil is very dry, then water…. About once every three weeks or so! This is a great plant for forgetful plant parents. New leaves are constantly popping out.
This ZZ plant was one of the first plants that I bought two years ago. It keeps me company, sitting on my nightstand. It’s far from my window, but about 3-4ft from a lamp with a full spectrum bulb. It has doubled in size and looks beautiful!
I put it closer to a sunny window for a week or so after watering it. No stress, no fuss. Love it!