Characterized by their shiny, oval-shaped deep green leaves, ZZ plants make excellent additions to any home or office.
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ZZ plants are tolerant of a wide range of lighting conditions which makes them well-suited to indoor growing. While ZZ plants can ‘technically’ survive without any natural light, they do best in bright, indirect light and can quickly become leggy when not given enough light. Avoid direct sunlight as this can scorch the leaves of a ZZ plant.
ZZ plants are not overly picky about their potting medium as long as it is well-draining. Most standard potting mixes should be sufficient for your ZZ plant. If additional drainage is required, mixing in perlite or sand will help.
Thanks to their thick rhizomes, ZZ plants are extremely drought-tolerant and can handle infrequent watering. In general, ZZ plants should be watered once the soil dries out completely—usually once every week or two depending on their growing conditions. But if necessary, ZZ plants can survive months without water, so it is better to under water your ZZ plant than to over-water it.
Temperature and Humidity
Average household temperatures and humidity are fine for ZZ plants.
Generally, ZZ plants do not require regular fertilizing to thrive. However, to keep the plant in optimal health, fertilize your ZZ plant with indoor plant fertilizer diluted to half-strength one to two times during its active growing season.
Potting and Repotting
ZZ plants should be repotted only once they have outgrown their previous potting container. This is usually evident by the rhizomes under the soil pressing up against the edge of the container or warping the shape of the container. As with most houseplants, it is usually a good idea to wait until the spring or summer to repot ZZ plants as they will be better able to tolerate disturbances during the active growing period. Be sure to choose a potting container with drainage holes for your ZZ plant!
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