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Plant Know-How: Zamioculcas zamiifolia

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One of our absolute favorite easy care plants is  Zamioculcas zamiifolia! You probably know this plant as the ZZ Plant (which is much less of a mouthful than its full name)! If you've ever been shopping for an easy care plant you've probably been suggested a ZZ Plant. These plants are known for being extremely easy going and hardy and as perfect beginner plants. Much like Snake Plants, ZZ Plants have the reputation for being "indestructible". No plant is truly indestructible, and we find these kinds of labels often set people up for feeling like they have a "black thumb" if their plant doesn't thrive. While ZZ Plants are very hardy and tolerant of a wide range of care they still do need some of your time and attention. Understanding your plant and the care it needs will set you up for success!
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Light: ZZ Plants are known for being tolerant of low light conditions. Even though this plant can live in lower light areas it still needs some light, you don't want to keep it in a windowless room! Your ZZ Plant will do well in a range of lighting conditions, from low to bright indirect light.

Water: You should allow your ZZ Plant to go completely dry in-between watering. If you're unsure if you should water, wait a week, your plant will be just fine! How often you water will correspond to how much light your plant gets. Plants grown in lower light areas will need to be watered less frequently than plants grown in bright indirect light.

Did you know? ZZ Plants are Aroids, like many other tropical houseplants such as Monstera and Philodendron!

Want to add this easy going, rewarding plant into your home? We have Zamioculcas zamiifolia available in-store!