Origin: Zanzibar, Kenya, Eastern Africa
Thrives in medium to low indirect light. Can tolerate bright indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
Water every 2–3 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
You might spot large potato-like rhizomes under the surface of the ZZ Plant’s soil. These store water to help the plant survive drought in its native habitat.
Wilting plant: dry potting mix, underwatered
Wrinkled leaves: Thirsty plant, underwatered
Yellowing and becoming mushy: wet potting mix, root rot, overwatered