ZZ plant

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

The ZZ plant should be everyone's first plant. It is one of the hardiest plants around and as such, you'll often find it in offices and other low-light areas. It doesn't require much water but thrives best when the soil is not allowed to completely dry out.

This is our smaller ZZ plant and fits in a 14cm planter.

Choose your perfectly fitted pot

Cape Town planter
Mystery Pot (14cm)

How to care for your ZZ plant

Native habitat

Native to eastern Africa down to northeastern South Africa.

Light and position in the home

Your ZZ plant can tolerate lower light levels but will do best in bright, indirect light.


Allow the soil to dry out a little before watering. Your ZZ plant is slightly drought tolerant but will quickly deteriorate if overwatered. Excessive yellowing/browning of the leaves is sometimes an early indicator of overwatering.

ZZ plant

Facts & Stats

Botanical Name

Zamioculcas zamiifolia



Plant Type

Tropical perennial

Pet Safe




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Our plants are guaranteed

We want you to love what we do as much as we do and so if you are unhappy with any aspect of your Lazy Flora delivery, please let us know and we will always make it right. This includes replacing or refunding any plants that don't make it past the first 30 days in your home, no questions asked.

Claire, Lazy Flora Founder