The beautiful low-maintenance houseplant
HOW TO GROW ZZ PLANTS
The ZZ plant is by far the toughest houseplant on the block. It can survive most things and is perfect for those who travel a lot or forget their houseplants. Pretty much add this plant to any area of your house—low-light or high-light, it doesn’t matter—this plant will be fine. Water it every couple of weeks, and there you have it, a beautiful, easy-to-grow houseplant perfect for everyone!
ZZ plants are tolerant of a wide range of lighting conditions, making them well-suited for any indoor growing conditions. While ZZ plants can survive without any natural light, they do best in bright, indirect light. If they aren’t given enough light, they will quickly become leggy.
The ZZ plants have a thick rhizome, making them extremely drought-tolerant. This allows them to be able to survive even with infrequent watering. In general, ZZ plants should be watered once the soil dries out completely. Once every week or two, depending on their growing conditions.
ZZ plants are not overly picky about their potting medium. Just make sure that the soil is well-draining. Most standard potting mixes should be sufficient for your ZZ plant.
We suggest Fertilome Ultimate Potting Mix
ZZ plants like to have regular fertilization to keep the plant in optimal health. Fertilize your ZZ plant with balanced indoor fertilizer diluted to half-strength one to two times during its active growing season.
We suggest Schultz Plant Food Plus
Average household temperatures are fine for ZZ plants. In general, ZZ plants do not tolerate cold temperatures below 45°F, so avoid placing your ZZ plant in a location close to drafts or cold areas of your home.
ZZ plants don’t require humid conditions, but if your home runs on the dry side consider increasing the humidity around your ZZ plant by purchasing a humidifier or placing it on top of a water tray.
IS IT PET FRIENDLY?
Like most houseplants, ZZ plants are mildly toxic if eaten. They may cause some discomfort and vomiting when eaten. Keep away from animals and children.
ZZ PLANT VARIETIES
ZZ plants come in only a couple different varieties simply because it’s already perfect. This low light, low maintenance houseplant is a great plant to add a natural look to your home without much commitment. Characterized by their shiny, oval-shaped deep green leaves, ZZ plants make excellent additions to any home or office. We carry the ZZ plant in two varieties from sizes starting at 4″ and going up to 16″ pots. Visit City Floral for the ZZ plant and hundreds of other houseplants!
If you are looking for an easy houseplant that is truly the toughest around, look no further than the ZZ plant. The perfect choice for any home or office and for those that travel.
ZZ PLANT 'COMPACTA'
ZAMIOCULCAS ZAMIIFOLIA 'COMPACTA'
The ZZ plant is only smaller. This is the houseplant for someone who has very little space—the perfect choice for any home or office and those who travel.
HOUSEPLANTS TO PAIR WITH ZZ PLANTS
SANSEVIERIA – Sansevierias are easy to grow and are nearly indestructible; they will thrive in either very bright light or almost dark corners of the house. An ideal container plant is excellent in a grouping and will grow equally well on the floor or tabletop displays. Perfect for any office building or home with little fluorescent lighting.
CALATHEA – This bold and beautiful plant requires a little love and attention than most houseplants. While it loves low to medium light, it does love higher humidity areas like a bathroom or kitchen. So make sure to keep it out of the direct sun, and its soil moist (but not soaking wet), and you’ll have a gorgeous looking plant for many years!
AGLAONEMA – Also called ‘Chinese Evergreen,’ the Aglaonema can grow almost anywhere in your home. It will tolerate low-light and grows well in bright spots. In fact, it doesn’t even need natural light and will do just fine in offices with fluorescent lighting. Keep soil evenly moist, and your aglaonema will be happy.
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