ZZ Plant

Zamioculcas zamiifolia
Handsome, tough and easy—you can have it all. The ZZ will stick with you through thick and thin (and neglect).

Indestructible

Yep, even a neglectful, black thumb like yours will manage to keep this one alive.

Low Light

For those of you that need to place a plant on that shelf, in that dark corner.

Low Maintenance

A ten day surf trip to Bali is still in the cards. Water before leaving and you're jet set.

Prized for its glossy leaves, the ZZ plant has evolved to tolerate the severe conditions of its native Southern Africa. An ancient plant that has seen extreme changes in climate over time, it’s notoriously adaptable indoors and stores water in its bulb-like rhizomes.

That said, the ZZ isn’t a desert plant and falling leaves are a sign that it’s lacking water. Give it a good shower every couple of weeks and you’re good to go. 

Size will vary, but total height is about 15 inches and planter width is 6 inches.

How to not kill me

Watering

Water every two to three weeks

One may even call it neglect, but hey, they like what they like. ZZs are great at rationing water and therefore aren't as high maintenance as your other plants.

Sunlight

Low to Bright Indirect

Almost as adaptable and versatile as Bill Murray, this plant can handle most indoor lighting situations, but definitely prefers it to be on the brighter side. It should never be exposed to direct light.

Humidity

Indifferent, like our boy Zeus

Whether you go above and beyond or underperform on maintaining moisture in the air, it won't really care.