Zanzibar Gem
Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Mist every 7 days
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 5.6 - 7.5
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity poisonous


Climate tropical rainforest



Other common names ZZ Plant, Fat Boy Plant, Aroid Palm, Eternity Plant
Family Araceae
Other scientific names Caladium zamiifolium


Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • yellow
Leaf color
  • green