An attractive and easy to care for plant with wide, dark green leaves. Its waxy smooth leaves help to reflect light and brighten rooms. It is also an excellent air purifier and studies have shown it is adept at removing toxins from the air. The ZZ is native to eastern Africa, seen from Kenya to north-eastern South Africa.
Light conditions: position in a warm, bright area in indirect light
Neediness: one of the lower maintenance plants and will survive a certain amount of unintentional neglect! If lower leaves turn yellow, simply cut them off from the base of the stem. Great for new plant parents.
Watering: wait until the top layer of soil is dry before watering. Avoid over-watering
Ideal location: bedrooms, living rooms and studies
Rate of growth: slow growing but can eventually reach 2 or 3ft.
Temperature: keep at normal room temperature
Pets: this plant is toxic to cats and dogs. See our range of pet friendly plants if your pet is prone to nibbling.
Sizing: Small: W12cm x H30cm, Medium: W17cm x H55cm (pictured), Large: W21cm x H100cm
Also known as: Zamioculas zamiifolia
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