Scientific name: Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
Other common names: ZZ plant and Zamia in Egypt
Zanzibar gem is native to eastern Africa. These plants have waxy smooth leaves, almost looking artificial. They are very popular houseplants. Based on NASA study, these plants have the ability to purify the air by removing toxins such as xylene, toluene and benzene. ZZ plants are toxic, if ingested, therefore avoid close contact by pets and children. These plants are easy to look after and are perfect plants for beginners.
Zamiifolia plants could live in shady areas, place maximum 1m to 2m away from a window.
Zamias like moderate temperatures of 20 C to 35 C, for indoors. If planted outdoors it should be in a shaded area not to exceed acceptable temperatures.
ZZ plants do not like to be overwatered at all. Allow the soil to dry out well between each watering.
Feed once every 2-3 weeks, according to your irrigation.
If any stem is loose pull it out and plant it again in another pot, thus having a new plant.
Varieties of Zanzibar Gem available in store