ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

Zamioculcas zamiifolia, which is quite the mouthful even for someone like myself who is used to botanical names, is known more commonly as the “ZZ plant” which is a lot easier to say.

It’s also called the cast-iron plant - probably because it is absolutely indestructible as a houseplant, growing in even the most terrible of conditions and with neglect. It doesn’t even need sunlight - it will do great under the low levels of light from fluorescent lighting, and can survive long periods without watering - which makes it perfect for a beginner plant enthusiast, or for someone who kills every plant they get!

DIFFICULTY: Beginner

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Medium to Low Indirect Light

SOIL: Normal houseplant blend

WATERING: Bottom water once a month - Twice a month in dry environments like New Mexico

FLOWER COLOR: N/A

FLOWERING: N/A

SIZE: Can get up to 36” tall