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 Columbia, South Carolina.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 30th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Columbia is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
November 30th, 2022
This month, Columbia is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.7 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 Columbia, South 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.
November 28th, 2022
The growing potential in Columbia 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 repo…
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.