Zz Plant
Plant Care

Zz Plant Care

Zz plants are easy to care for plants that thrive in a variety of household conditions…

Zz Plant Care Summary

Light needs:Low light to bright indirect.
Watering needs:Make sure the top half of soil is dry before watering again.
Fertilizer:A balanced fertilizer sparingly in the warmer months.
Soil:Well-draining potting compost.
Humidity:Normal household humidity levels.
Temperature:18°C-24°C (65-75°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Zanzibar gem, Zaroid palm, Zamioculcas zamiifolia.
Common issues:Yellow leaves from overwatering.


The Zamioculcas zamiifolia aka the Zz plant is a real stunning houseplant. We run down the A to Zz (pun intended!) of Zz Plant Care…

Zz Plant Light Needs

One of the great things about Zz plants is that they can do well in many light conditions, they’ll grow in low light and bright light too.

How Often to Water A Zz Plant

Zz plants like regular watering, but they do not like to sit in water. The best thing to do is to put your finger in the soil and make sure the top half is dry before watering again.


Use a balanced fertilizer sparingly and it will help your Zz plant to grow quicker.


A multipurpose, well-draining potting compost will suit a zz plant well.

When To Repot A Zz Plant

You can pot your plant up a size if they are root bound, the best time to do this is in spring before the main growing months.


Zz plants are happy with normal household humidity levels.


Zz plants like normal household temperatures, 18°C-24°C (65-75°F) will suit them well.

Where To Buy

You can buy Zz plant in many plant shops, both physical and online. Try Etsy.

Other Names for Zz Plant

Zanzibar gem, Zaroid palm, Zamioculcas zamiifolia.

Zz Plant Care FAQs and Common Issues

The most common issue with Zz plants is overwatering, which can lead to yellow leaves and in worse cases root rot and death, so be careful! Let the top layer dry out between watering.

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