About the ZZ Plant
Zamioculcas Zamiifolia, more commonly called ZZ, is a gorgeous houseplant found in many plant lovers’ homes. Not only does the plant look majestic with its waxy, deep-green oval-shaped leaves, but it is also surprisingly low maintenance.
There are several methods to propagate ZZ Plants. You can do it from stem or leaf cuttings, from division, in water, or in soil. If you want to read about the complete process, check out our article on How To Propagate a ZZ Plant!
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ZZ plants do not require too much care, but there are a few things you should pay attention to. The first thing is that you always have to give the soil time to dry out between waterings. ZZ’s are fine with being watered every 2-3 weeks (or 1 a month in winter).
The second most important thing is keeping your ZZ plant away from very bright and intense direct sunlight. They feel the most comfortable in medium light, between 6 to 12 hours per day. A south-facing window is a perfect spot for it.
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Yes. Unfortunately, the ZZ plant is poisonous to cats. It can also cause skin or eye irritation as well. The toxicity comes from the calcium oxalate crystals in the sap.
Are ZZ plants toxic to dogs?
Yes. Unfortunately, the ZZ plant is poisonous to dogs as well. It can also cause skin or eye irritation as well. The toxicity comes from the calcium oxalate crystals in the sap.
How often to water ZZ plant?
You should water your ZZ Plant every 2-3 weeks. Remember to allow the soil to dry out between waterings to avoid root rot.
Why is my ZZ plant turning yellow?
If your ZZ plant is turning yellow, there is a pretty good chance you are overwatering it. You should always allow the soil to dry out between waterings (2-3 weeks).
Do ZZ plants like to be root bound?
If your ZZ plant becomes too root-bound, it can have issues with soaking up water. In this case, transplanting it to a larger container can help.
How big do ZZ plants get?
ZZ plants can get as big as 3 to 4 feet tall (90 – 120 cm).
Why is my ZZ plant drooping?
If your ZZ plant starts drooping, chances are it does not get enough light.