Zamioculcas Zamiifolia "ZZ Plant"

Latin name

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Pronounciation

(“zam-ee-oh-KUL-kus zam-ee-iff-FOH-lee-ah”)

Common name

Zanzibar gem

Origin

East Africa from Kenya south to South Africa

How easy is it care for?

Our Zamioculcas zamiifolia, also known as Zanzibar gem or ZZ Plant, is a very easy houseplant to care for. An unusual-looking plant that resembles Zamia (a plant related to cycads), the Zamioculcas is a relatively new plant to cultivation – large scale commercial production only began in 1996. In some parts of East Africa, the plant is said to be used medicinally to reduce inflammation and as a treatment for earache, but details are sketchy. Surprisingly, this plant is most closely related to species such as Aglaonema and Peace Lilies. All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.

Caring for your plant

Light

Medium – medium high. Avoid direct sunlight

Watering

Keep on the dry side

Pruning

The “stems” are actually part of the leaf, so will not regrow or bud from pruning. If you need to remove a damaged leaf, cut it off just below soil level with a sharp knife

Feeding

Occasional dilute liquid fertilizer added to the water will be sufficient.

Pest & Diseases

Generally pest free, but mealybugs might be present. If found, remove when cleaning with a cloth or paper towel.

Mill Pond Nurseries,
Mill Road,
Henham,
CM22 6AA

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