ZZ Plant Overview
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.