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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 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.
December 2nd, 2021
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, 2021
Columbia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Columbia is expected to decrease by 23.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…
December 4th, 2021
This month, Columbia is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.5% 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.
December 3rd, 2021
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…