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Zamioculcas zamiifolia

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ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) at Liberty Landscape Supply

ZZ Plant

ZZ Plant

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ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) at Liberty Landscape Supply

ZZ Plant

ZZ Plant

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) at Liberty Landscape Supply

ZZ Plant foliage

ZZ Plant foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9a

Other Names:  Eternity Plant

Description:

A popular foliage plant that has proved itself to be durable, handling low light, drought, and abuse; attractive, glossy green oval leaves arranged in pairs along the stems; a perfect accent plant for containers or the landscape

Ornamental Features

ZZ Plant's attractive glossy oval pinnately compound leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

ZZ Plant is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a more or less rounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

ZZ Plant is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent

Planting & Growing

ZZ Plant will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to dry locations, and dislikes excessive moisture. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by cuttings.

 
 
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