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Zanzibar Gem (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

$25.00

The glossy succulent leaves of this plant are known for their architectual beauty. The Zanzibar enjoys little to no direct sunlight and less than average water, for this reason the plant is often grown as an indoor pot plant.

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OTHER COMMON NAMES

ZZ Plant, Zeezee plant, Aroid palm

 

ORIGIN

Native to tropical and sub-tropical eastern Africa.

 

CULTIVATION

Evolving on tropical and sub-tropical forest floors this small shrub prefers low light conditions and distinct wet and dry seasons. During dry seasons leaves can drop, but if over watered the roots can rot, so take care not to over or under water these plants. Naturally growing in shade this plant is well suited to being grown as an indoor plant.

 

HAZARDS

Take care not to ingest any parts of this plant as all parts contain calcium oxalate.

  • Aromatic Foliage: No
  • Origin: Exotic
  • Flower Season: Summer
  • Wind Tolerance: Low
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Family: Araceae
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Size: Small shrub (to 1m)
  • Scented Flowers: No
  • Dry Tolerance: High
  • Frost Resistance: Low
  • Sun Exposure: Shade
  • Decid/Evergr: Evergreen
  • Flower Colour: White