ZZ Plant

Product Description

The ZZ Plant aka Zanzibar Plant is an extraordinary houseplant that can thrive indoors.

Some common names for this east African native plant are Zanzibar gem, ZZ plant, Zuzu plant, aroid palm, eternity plant or emerald palm. The botanical name is Zamioculcas zamiifolia which is where it got the nickname ZZ.

This tropical perennial plant is commonly grown as a houseplant for its glossy green foliage and easy care. The ZZ Plant flower appears in late summer or early fall and is light yellow or bronze in color. The flower form is a spadix that is commonly found on all aroid plants. It is uncommon to see this houseplant flower indoors.

ZZ houseplant has been shown to reduce toxicity indoors and purify the air. There are many other ZZ Plant benefits including lower blood pressure, reduced stress, and boosting productivity.

Fun fact: Zanzibar Plant grows from an underground rhizome that resembles a potato.

ZZ Plant Care

If you are wondering how to care for the ZZ plant, don’t fret! Zanzibar Plant care is very easy. They can thrive indoors in areas with low light or high amounts of light and are not picky. Avoid direct sunlight.

This herbaceous houseplant usually grows to 2-3 feet tall but can be seen up to 5 feet at full maturity. It can be grown outdoors in USDA growing zone 10 and above. All other zones should grow this as an indoor houseplant.

ZZ Plant soil should be well draining in containers with a drainage hole. If you do not have a pot with holes then you can add gravel or marbles to the bottom to provide a placeholder for the extra water to drain into. Do not overwater your ZZ Plant.

Shop the ZZ Plant for sale. It is so easy to grow, even someone with a “black thumb” can grow this houseplant.

Disclaimer: ZZ plant can be toxic to children and pets if ingested.

Botanical Name

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 5 ft
Mature Width 3 ft
Growing Zones All Zones
Special Features
  • Indoor houseplant
  • Glossy green foliage
  • Reduces air toxins

Shipping Info

Once your ZZ Plant order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

shipping matrix 2-16

 

Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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