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Zamioculcus Zamiifolia 'Zenzi' Plant

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Description

This Zenzi or Dwarf ZZ Plant is the compact little sibling to the common ZZ Plant. This plant is recognizable for its dense, dark green curled leaves that grow close together on fleshy, arching stems. It is just as easy to care for as the ZZ plant, thriving in low light and is drought tolerant. This plant is also great plants for purifying the air in your home. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia
  • Common Name:  Zenzi ZZ, Dwarf ZZ Plant
  • Family: Araceae
  • Native Range: Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Low-light tolerant. Prefers medium or bright indirect light.
  • Water: The ZZ plant's root system stores water very efficiently which is why they are so drought tolerant, Avoid over-watering (#1 killer of ZZ plant) and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
  • Soil: Use a well draining potting mix.
  • Humidity:  Low to Medium. The Zenzi doesn’t require any extra humidity.
  • Temperature:  60-75F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding:  Apply a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer (20-20-20) once a month and reduce frequency in winter.
  • Propagation: Division, Rhizomes, Leaf Cuttings
  • Growth: Upright
  • Pests: Look out for Aphids
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets