A ZZ Plant, Zamioculcas zamiifolia, is a beautiful, unique, almost impossible to kill succulent plantSucculents, 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. that burst onto the market a few years ago. It has become an immediate hit. ZZ plants have long stems covered in hundreds of round plump shiny green leaves (or leaflets as they are called). The ZZ Plant, native to Eastern Africa, is a very drought resistant plant thanks to its rhizomatous roots that store water. ZZ Plants may be one of the hardiest and most forgiving houseplants that I can recommend.