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ZZ Plant Care Guide

Zamioculcas zamiifolia (more often referred to as the ZZ plant) is among the hardest plants and ideal for any green thumb or new plant parent. Its name, "ZZ plant" derives from the initial letters in the name. It is thriving within zone 9, however, it is a native of East Africa. You can easily buy the ZZ plant via

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ZZ Tips for Plant Care

Water: Allow the soil to dry between the watering. Don't allow your plant to sit in water since it could quickly cause stem and rhizome decay. It is possible to live for long periods without water, but it will expand faster if watered often. It's better to keep your plant in water instead of overwatering, as root rot death is more likely to happen when you have a ZZ Plant than die caused by dehydration.

Temperatures: The ZZ plant is generally a fan of temperatures that fall between 65°F-75°F. It thrives in humid climates. However, it can tolerate climates that are less humid if the air is extremely dry. In that case, you can mist its leaves with water to combat the dry air.

Toxicity: It is important to take extra care in handling the plant since it is a source of calcium Oxalate crystals. This could cause skin irritations or more serious stomach discomfort. Oxalate crystals can cause the plant to be extremely poisonous to dogs and cats. So, make sure you keep it away from the reach of pets and children.