We love this wonderful palm-like houseplant, it’s spectacular and brings a real rainforest feel! With lush green branches that can grow up to 3 feet long indoors, this houseplant looks almost like a cross between a palm and a fern with its bushy growth springing up from the base.
It will look amazing in any room, it gives that magazine cover style to give added interest to an empty corner in your house. Really bringing the rainforest feel, it is relaxing to look at and easy to care for.
Originating in central Africa, Zamioculcas, or the ZZ plant is very well adapted to coping with drought and it will tolerate neglect - so if you tend to forget to water plants then this one will forgive you - at least for a while!
In Tanzania it’s known for its medicinal qualities, being used to treat a multitude of maladies! We wouldn’t be able to recommend using it in a medical way but we do know the therapeutic value of houseplants - they are known to relieve stress and anxiety and elevate mood. What could be better on a rainy day than to be inside surrounded by your houseplants - you could even try forest bathing for a really spiritual experience.
Happy Houseplants is the place to buy houseplants - whether it’s large indoor plants (UK), mini houseplants or succulents for sale. We have the plants and the knowledge and we really enjoy sharing our passion for houseplants with you, our customers.
As a special touch, if you’re buying a plant as a houseplant gift, we’ll add in a free, handwritten card - just leave your message at checkout and we’ll do the rest!
The ZZ plant care level
This one is really easy care, perfect for beginners.
Where should I put it?
This houseplant is really unfussy - it won’t like direct light but it will cope with darker corners, although it prefers bright light.
How should I water it?
Water when the top few inches of soil are dry, soak through and leave to drain.
What about feeding?
You need to give the ZZ plant a feed once a month in spring and summer - try our vegan, organic plant food!
Is it suitable if I have pets?
No, this plant can be toxic to cats and dogs.
What size is it?
W35cm x H95cm 29 stem - Why not have a look at one of our seagrass planters?
For more tips on general houseplant care, please take a look at our video!
If you like the ZZ plant then you might also feel inspired by Dieffenbachia White Etna.