Zamioculcas zamiifolia

An extraordinarily shade, drought, disease, and pest tolerant houseplant, ZZ Plants are slow-growing perennials that grow without stems. They spread by rhizomes after many months and re-root fairly easily.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ Plant, Arum Fern, Aroid Palm, Cardboard Palm)
Deciduous: no
Hardiness Zones: 9-10, keep in 60 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer
Height: 0.6-0.9 meters (2-3 feet) tall
Diameter: 0.6-0.9 meters (2-3 feet) wide
Growth Rate: slow
Age: perennial
Root System: rhizomatous
Family: Araceae
Subspecies: ‘ZZ’
Tolerates: drought (in very low light levels may go without water for a few months), shade (extremely tolerant), no known insect/disease problems (highly tolerant)
Problems (major): wet soils sometimes fatal
Problems (minor): none
Poisonous: toxic to ingest
Soil requirements: prefers somewhat moist, nutrient-rich, medium/loamy soils
Air requirements: prefers humidity above fifty (50) percent
Watering requirement: low, allow soil to dry out between watering
Sun requirement: partial shade to full shade
Leaf shape: pinnately compound, opposite, 6-8 leaves per petiole
Leaf size: to 15 centimeters (6 inches) long
Flower structure: inflorescence with a green spathe, cream-white tiny flowers on spadix
Flowering frequency: uncommon indoors
Subterranean storage organ: rhizome
Annual/Biennial/Perennial: perennial
Monocot/Dicot: monocot
Monoecious/Dioecious: monoecious (inflorescences have male and female flowers)
Notable characteristics:
The ZZ Plant resembles cycads (specifically the Cardboard Cycad, Zamia furfuracea) more than some aroids, hence some of its common names.

Uses:
These are becoming increasingly common houseplants due to their many resistances and glossy foliage.
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