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It’s a mouthful.  Zamioculcas zamiifolia.  You probably don’t want to waste much time with the pronunciation, so let’s just call it the ‘ZZ Plant’ and be done with it.  And, if you want to be descriptive, go with ‘EZ-ZZ’, because this one is really, really easy to keep in your home, apartment, or dorm room.  Although it’s in the Araceae family, and related to Spaths, Pothos, and Philodendron, this family member has much less need for water, light, and human attention.  In fact, sometimes it’s best to ignore watering it for up to 2 whole months and just enjoy its nearly plastic-looking leaves.  The ZZ Plant, sometimes called the Zanzibar Gem, has its natural roots in the tropical regions of eastern Africa.  Its long, graceful leaves produce leaflets that are thick and shiny and can resemble certain holly leaves with the characteristic pointed apex.  So, if you’re looking for a great plant that requires very little light, hardly any water, and will thrive on neglect, let us put a ZZ on your doorstep or send one to a brown-thumbed friend, and enjoy this people-proof oxygen producer.

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Description

The ZZ Plant is one of our favorite PLANTZ.  It might have something to do with the extensive use of the letter “Z”, but we love it.  If you’re looking for a ‘get it, and (nearly) forget it’ plant, try this one.  To keep its leaves glossy and shiny, there’s only a few things you need to know:

Watering

This plant is a lite drinker, rarely requiring watering more than once a month.  With proper sub-irrigation techniques, we’ve seen these plants thrive on 45-day watering intervals.  Use your Soil Sleuth (probe).  Check it every couple weeks.  When it gets really dry, wait 2 more weeks and then water it thoroughly (and forget it for several more weeks).

Light

ZZs thrive in medium light, but can be sustained in very low light.  In fact, there are scenarios where you can give it too much light, like unfiltered sunlight from an adjacent window.  Filtered light is best, but you can use this plant practically anywhere except your closet; unless, of course, you have really cool closet with a nice window).

Nutrition

The ZZ Plant likely will not need to be fed during the first 6 months after it has shipped. During this time, it will use the residual nutrients from nursery production. After 6 months, it can be fed quarterly with a complete fertilizer formulated for interior plants.

Cleaning

Simply wiping the leaves with a wet cloth usually does the trick for dust removal. For spots where something else (besides dust) has landed on your plant, use a mild soapy solution to wet the cloth; then wipe.  EZ-ZZ.

Pruning

There’s not a lot to do here either.  Sometimes, you’ll get a random yellowing leaflet that can be pruned or pinched off.  If an entire leaf starts to go yellow, prune it all the way back to the stem.

Bugs

In an unofficial survey of PLANTZ staff, we’re not sure we’ve ever seen a bug on a ZZ.  If one shows up, take a picture and send it to us as proof; then wipe it off with a rag or sponge soaked in a mild soapy solution.

Warning

Like many in the Araceae family, the leaves and stems of the ZZ are toxic to animals (including humans), so do not ingest any part of the plant.  And, we’ve just been informed that cats are actually animals too; so, if you have a cat (or dog, or any other pet), keep them away from the ZZ.

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46 reviews for ZZ Plant

  1. Jackie M. (verified owner)

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    I’m an experienced gardener but have focused exclusively on outdoor plants; I’ve not had luck with indoor plants and gave up a long, long time ago. I was delighted to stumble upon Plantz.com and saw the ZZ plant which should do well in a low-light, north-facing setting . My new ZZ plant is, hands down, the most healthy and beautiful indoor plant I have ever seen — no small accolade after nearly 20 years of perusing local garden centers. Sue provided a wealth of information when I reached out for additional information. My new plant is acclimating nicely and I’ve already recommended Plantz.com to several friends and colleagues. A+++++

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks so much Jackie! It is quite amazing how little some indoor plants need watering compared to the ones outside. So glad we could help and please let us know when you’re ready to try something else!
      Sue

  2. William Lee (verified owner)

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    Love you guys and your plants!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      And we love our customers!
      Thank you!
      Sue

  3. Crystal C. (verified owner)

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    Plant is perfection. My experience with this company was amazing from start to finish. Quick and easy online checkout. Staff went above and beyond when I went to pick up my purchase. This company will be the only company I ever purchase plants from. Can’t wait for my next purchase.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks! If you need our help with suggestions, just let us know!
      Sue

  4. Valaida W. (verified owner)

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    It’s even more beautiful than the photo and extremely healthy. Love this company. The plants are absolutely but it’s truly the customer service that takes it over the top for me. The staff is outstanding. No question is to small it too silly. Special thanks to Sue- you are a lifesaver!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      You’re very welcome and thanks for the nice comments. I have a great team to work with that take special care in packaging the plants and I’m so glad to hear you’re happy!
      Thanks – Sue

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  6. Vanessa (verified owner)

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    Beautiful!!! Definitely ordering more plants in the future!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thank you! Let us know if you need help with selections!
      Sue

  7. Nivedita Jampana (verified owner)

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  8. Michael Smith (verified owner)

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  9. snplundstrom (verified owner)

    I love this plant AND the company. Sue was (and is) a constant source of calm and good ideas. My big zee zee arrived in beautiful shape about a month or two ago. With all the warnings of Do Not Water, i over watered it and had to snip maybe 4-6 beautiful stocks off w/ the yellowed leaves. Sue encouraged me that the stalks will regrow but may take 6 weeks. I will learn !!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      You’ve got this! You’re not alone in wanting to water too much as I hear this often. The soil sleuth is a great tool to help with this!
      Thanks – Sue

  10. Jessica H. (verified owner)

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    Love love love!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks!
      Sue

  11. Joanne R. (verified owner)

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    Beautiful shiny plant

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      They certainly are beautiful! Great for low light areas too!
      Thanks – Sue

  12. Angelique (verified owner)

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    Pleasantly surprised! My Big Beautiful ZZ plant arrived like a star on the red carpet 🥰♥️

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Awesome! So glad to hear that it is making a grand entrance!!
      Enjoy – Sue

  13. Judi G. (verified owner)

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    Sue was great! FedEx wouldn’t deliver our shipment during COVID and she kept in touch daily on the status and ultimately shipped a new plant. The plant is beautiful and I would buy from them again!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for sticking with us Judi. That was definitely a challenge and I hope that you were able to revive the one that took so long to receive. If not, please discard and enjoy the replacement!
      Thanks – Sue

  14. BRENDA K. (verified owner)

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    This is my second plant from Plantz in one year and both of my plants are so amazing!! Easy care with their system; shipping and packaging superb. Thank you!!!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for another nice order! We have the best shipping team that always makes sure the plants are packed up tight and can make a safe trip to you.
      Thanks – Sue

  15. Jie Pan (verified owner)

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    Much bigger than I thought. Every leaf is clean and shiny.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for the nice comments!
      Sue

  16. Mark Mayglothling (verified owner)

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  17. j m. (verified owner)

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    The plant was great quality & full size as expected. Delivery was prompt and Sue’s follow-up with instructions for care was immediate and friendly. Even though this shipped to another state, the experience was top-notch. I love plants & wouldn’t hesitate to order again. Nice to have a solid resource for typical to hard to find plants.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for the very nice comments and the great photo of Honey with her blanket laying near the plant! We have a great team packing and shipping the plants who make sure they’re wrapped up tight for shipping them anywhere in the U.S.
      Enjoy your new plant and thanks again for the photo!
      Sue

  18. minami242 (verified owner)

    It came in great shape. Every leaf is clean and shiny. It’s so beautiful that it does not look like real. My daughter’s bedroom is very low light. Hopefully this plant will add more green to her room.

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    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for the nice comments! The zz can live in low light and should do very well in her bedroom. Be sure not to overwater it!
      We’d love a photo if you’d like to share one with us.
      thanks – Sue

  19. Kirk (verified owner)

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    These plants are beautiful. I wanted more mature plants and I got them!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      We’re so glad you’re happy with your new plants! They definitely need to be mature and well rooted before we ship them as they would not do well during the shipping process if they were not.

      Enjoy!
      Sue

  20. Victoria H. (verified owner)

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    The ZZ plant is beautiful and very healthy. ZZ’s of this size are hard to find. Moreover, it was shipped quickly and packaged very well. It arrived in great shape.
    I would definitely buy from Plantz again and their plants would make a lovely housewarming gift as well.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thank you for letting us know and we’re so glad you’re happy with it. Thanks for the photo too!!
      Sue

  21. Judi G. (verified owner)

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  22. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    The ZZ plant is gorgeous. Great birthday gift to send

  23. laine walker (verified owner)

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    Love the ZZ plant! Mother in law says its beautiful and a wonderful birthday gift.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for letting us know Laine! Glad you made her happy!
      Thanks – Sue

  24. Ingrid R. (verified owner)

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    The plant was beautiful. It was a gift for a friend who lost a loved one. Plantz communicated eveything we needed from unboxing procedures, to shipping and expected arrival, to how to care for your plant. It was a pleasant experience and will definitely use again.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      We were very sorry to hear of the loss your friend suffered and glad we were able to send something to brighten their sad time. We hope it helps with the healing process and brings them fond memories.
      Thank you,
      Sue

  25. Natalie Licini (verified owner)

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  26. jverity2003 (verified owner)

    I just received my ZZ and it is a beautiful well established plant. It was packaged extremely well; and I received the plant with no damage to the foliage. Do not hesitate to purchase through the mail. I have never seen a plant of this size and quality at the big box stores. Thank you!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thank you for the nice comments! We are very proud of our plants and their quality! We’d love a photo if you’re able to send us one!
      Thanks – Sue

  27. Sean (verified owner)

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    Very beautiful plant! The plant was packaged very well.. A+…Amazing!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Hi Sean! Thanks so much for the nice comments! We’re so glad that you’re enjoying your new plant and please let us know if you need any assistance with it going forward.
      Thanks – Sue

  28. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Was healthy and reasonably full

  29. Alisa Avramenko (verified owner)

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    Very easy to unpack and in perfect condition! Love it! Will order again!

  30. Barbara B. (verified owner)

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    It’s a beautiful healthy ZZ plant. Arrived in good condition with the soil still a bit moist. So shipping was excellent. I’ll return in the future.

  31. kim saenz (verified owner)

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    Pieces broken

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Hi Kim – It sounds like your plant didn’t travel well and there should have been no broken stems on it. Could you please send me a photo? We’re very sorry for the damage!
      Thanks,
      Sue

  32. Wilson A Lester Jr (verified owner)

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    Very healthy looking with dark colors and firm leaves.

  33. Hannah Smith (verified owner)

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  34. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    works as advertised—removes the guesswork

  35. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Would not order again even though the plant is great as there was no confirmation sent, no delivery date sent and no way to contact anyone to ask these questions. Too bad as nice plant.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Hi Jane,

      We sent you the tracking information on 7/23 at 11:41 in the morning and I sent you some care instructions on 7/24 at 1:08 in the afternoon letting you know that your plant was due to arrive on Friday and letting you know how to get in touch with me if you had questions. Is it possible that our messages ended up in your junk/spam folder? We also sent you a confirmation on 7/18 letting you know we received your order. Can you please check your mailboxes and let me know if you find any of these? I’m sorry that you didn’t get them!

      Please let me know how I can help.
      Sue

  36. Barbara McDonald (verified owner)

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    The ZZ plant was a gift for my daughter who lives in Silver Spring Md. She was extremely happy with the plant, & spoke of how well it was wrapped. My only problem is, the note I requested to be included was not included.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Hi Barbara – We include the notes in with the packing slip on the outside of the box. Some of the soil can spill within the boxes and it gets the notes messy/dirty. Thanks for letting me know she didn’t get her note. We’re working on a solution so we’re able to include them inside the box with the plant.

  37. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  38. Lauren M. (verified owner)

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  39. Jennifer Tilton (verified owner)

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    Beautiful Plant!

  40. Delermena L. (verified owner)

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    There were some challenges with the delivery due to FedEx delivering to the wrong address but Sue was very helpful and stayed the course with me. After about 5 days I eventually received my beautiful ZZ, a little beaten up but none the worse for wear. If I could rate FedEx they would get a 1 though.

  41. Ulises Liranzo (verified owner)

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  42. Sherifia H. (verified owner)

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  43. Carol (verified owner)

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  44. Lori B. (verified owner)

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    These zz plants are healthy and gorgeous. I’m very pleased with my purchase!

  45. Katherine (verified owner)

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    I’m very happy with my order. The plants arrived quickly and in very good condition. Thank you!

  46. Anonymous (verified owner)

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