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 Portland, Oregon.
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 intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
September 27th, 2022
Portland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to decrease by 35.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.6 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
September 26th, 2022
This month, Portland is getting an average of 12.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 17.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours of d…
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 Portland, Oregon ☀️.️
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.
September 27th, 2022
The growing potential in Portland is medium 👌.
It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot an…
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.