ZZ Plants, Zamioculcas zamiifolia, are beautiful, unique, almost impossible to kill succulentSucculents, native to very dry areas of the tropics and subtropics, adapted to a limited availability of water by developing thick roots, leaves, and stems. These parts of the plant collect and store water in order to survive long periods of drought. This gives succulents a very swollen appearance and its nickname, the fat plant. Succulents need little water or humidity. 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.