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Zanzibar Gem

Botanical Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia

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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ZZ Plant, Zeezee plant, Aroid palm



Native to tropical and sub-tropical eastern Africa.



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.



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

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

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