ZZ Plants, Zamioculcas zamiifolia, are beautiful, unique, almost impossible to kill succulentLearn how to grow and care for succulent plants at Houseplant411.com houseplants that burst onto the market a few years ago. They have become an immediate hit. ZZ houseplants have long stems covered in hundreds of round, plump, shiny green leaves (or leaflets as they are called). Zamioculcas zamiifolia, native to Eastern Africa, are very drought resistant houseplants thanks to their rhizomatous roots that store water. ZZ Plants may be one of the hardiest and most forgiving houseplants I can recommend.