4.9 out of 5 (655 experiences)
About 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. ⛽️
Also known as
Zanzibar gem, Zuzu plant, Aroid Palm, Eternity Plant and Emerald Palm
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 Charlotte, North Carolina.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
September 28th, 2022
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Charlotte is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…
September 28th, 2022
Charlotte is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Charlotte is expected to decrease by 26% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.1 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
September 27th, 2022
This month, Charlotte is getting an average of 10.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.2 total hours of …
ZZ Plant can tolerate being far from a window and light source.
Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Charlotte, North Carolina ☀️.️
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.
What other plant parents say
I’ve had my ZZ for a year and a half now, overwatered once and thought I was going to lose her, but she bounced back! Let ZZs dry out between waters and be sure to trim dying leaves off immediately when you see them. Also, if a whole stem is dying, prune right down to soil, or a little bit underneath, then cover over with some soil - it’ll grow right back. When pruning, be sure to use the right size shears because ZZs do not like jagged cuts.