Identification of Plant: ZZ Plant-Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Saw this plant in someone’special home. They didn’t know what it was but said it was easy to care for. They had smaller ones in kitchen window. Love them. What is it?

Hi Rebecca,

The plant is a ZZ Plant, Zamioculcas zamiifolia, here’s a brighter picture.

Small thick green leaves on ZZ Plant Zamiaculcas zamiifolia
ZZ Plant

ZZ Plants, are beautiful, unique, almost impossible to kill succulent 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). They 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, just be careful not to over water. Click this link to ZZ Plants in the Popular Houseplant section of the website to read more care tips.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.