Zanzibar Gem (ZZ Plant)
Botanic Name ~ Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
They are a hardy houseplant that thrive quite well on neglect. It can be placed in areas with very little light, but it’s ideal situation is medium to bright indirect light. Avoid direct light as it will burn the plant.
It does not require watering that often. In its natural environment, it can survive in drought periods. It’s quite easy to overwater these plants, so allow the soil to completely dry out between waterings. When in doubt about whether to water or not, err on the dry side.
To water, soak the soil thoroughly and wait for the water to drain through, then empty any excess water sitting in the saucer to avoid root rot. Depending on your room environment, your Zanzibar Gem may only require watering once every 3-4 weeks. Make sure to reduce watering in the cooler months and when it’s growing in a low-light room.
Pot diameter – 17cm