The ZZ Plant, or Zamioculcas, is native to Central Africa, but has spread across much of the eastern side of the continent too. It’s used to extremes of weather, surviving long periods of drought and then intense downpours. The ways it’s adapted to those conditions are the reason it’s such an excellent, easygoing houseplant.
Our Big Mikes come in two different heights:
Plant height: 18"-22"; Nursery pot width: 6"
Plant height: 35"-45"; Nursery pot width: 10"
(All plant heights are measured from the base of the pot)
She’s an ideal option if you don’t have bright rooms. She’ll cope with very little light, though not total darkness.
Keep her looking her shiny best by giving her leaves a gentle wipe with a soft cloth every now and again. Not often; just when she's looking dusty.
She doesn’t need a lot of water, particularly in winter. Water her only when the top two inches of soil are dry.
Found to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that emit from synthetic building materials and furnishings. Also cleanses the air of Carbon Dioxide. Win win.
WATERING AND FEEDING
Water once per 15 days approximately in the Winter and once per week in the Spring and Summer. Always keep in mind that the first 2 inches of soil need to be dry before watering thoroughly. He'll like a monthly feed during the growing season diluted at half strength, but not during Winter.
LIVING WITH PETS AND CHILDREN
Nothing to worry about here. That said, we wouldn't recommend eating his leaves!