10" Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Black Raven aka ZZ Plant
Don't be fooled by the green new growth, as the plant matures the leaves will begin to turn dark. The ZZ thrives in low light conditions so it's perfect for small spaces without a lot of windows. The ZZ thrives with less water, yup, the perfect plant for those who kill plants! Let the soil dry out entirely between waterings. The easiest way to kill your ZZ is too much water. Toxic to pets.
The ZZ – not to be mistaken for the Zzz produced in comic books – is a very popular houseplant whose origins go back centuries in Eastern Africa. The Zamioculcas Zamiifolia (a mouthful, for sure) is a tropical perennial with smooth, naturally shiny and waxy leaves that range from bright to emerald to nearly black that spring from its bulbous stalk. Dependable, solid, and never one to complain, the ZZ is a very popular choice for offices and homes due to their warrior-like ability to thrive in a range of conditions. Neglect, low-light conditions, neglect and more neglect – the ZZ is a stalwart houseplant for those brown-thumbers out there trying their darndest to turn their thumbs green.
ZZ Plant Family