ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

ZZ Plant


What is ZZ Plant

The ZZ Plant, also known as Zamioculas zamilfolia, is an evergreen shrub with wide, flat, glossy leaves and a dark green hue you’ll love. What makes the ZZ Plant sleek and second to none? For starters, it will instantly add a pop of exotic color to your home or office, making any space come to life.

Plus, by only growing approximately 2 to 3 feet tall, the ZZ Plant can fit anywhere. The decorative possibilities for this houseplant are endless – simply place it in any area that could use lively color.

Even better? ZZ Plants have succulent leaves, meaning they store their own water. This is an incredibly low-maintenance pick that’s drought tolerant and thrives in conditions with low light. Missed waterings, frequent travels, or just a black thumb? No problem when it comes to the ZZ Plant.

And you’ll love having a ZZ Plant because it’s perfect for a breath of fresh air. It’s known for its striking abilities to clean the air and filter toxins out. In fact, ZZ Plants take old, stale air and make it cleaner than ever before!

But the best part is your ZZ Plant’s strong beginning. Because we’ve planted, grown and shipped your ZZ Plant in nutrient-rich soil, there’s no guesswork for you.

Other big-box retailers offer bare-root plants…giving you disappointment results. When you order from GardenCenterPoint, you get a strong root system and amazing growth for years to come.

Basically, the ZZ Plant is a one-of-a-kind must-have!

Looking for more house plants to add to your collection? Check out our guide to popular types of house plants.

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How to Grow and Care for ZZ Plant

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 4-8 patio / 9-11 outdoors


The best place for your ZZ Plant is near an East-facing window that is free from drafts. When you’re ready to plant, select a pot that is approximately 12 to 14 inches in diameter and use well-drained soil. Also, make sure your pot has proper drainage holes.

Tip: You can place your pot on top of a base with stones to prevent spills and allow for proper moisture containment.


Allow the top layer of the soil to dry out completely, and then water deeply until water begins to drain. Repeat this process as needed – simply check your soil about 3 inches down for dryness.

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) Details

Common name ZZ Plant
Botanical name Zamioculcas zamiifolia
Plant type House Plants
Hardiness zone 4-8 patio / 9-11 outdoors
Growth rate Slow
Height 2-3 ft.
Width 2-3 ft.