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Monday, November 4, 2019 Houseplants

Trending Tropicals® Collection: Meet 'Raven' ZZ

The wait is over! For months people have been asking us about 'Raven' ZZ plant and we’re proud to announce that it’s finally ready for you to enjoy. It's part of an exciting new line of plants called Trending Tropicals® collection. 

This gorgeous newcomer is just as easy to grow as its green-leafed parent, but 'Raven' offers something dramatically different; spectacular dark purplish-black foliage that doesn’t fade as the leaves mature. New foliage starts out green and turns dark, remaining that way throughout its life. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind introduction that’s super easy to grow.

'Raven' Facts
'Raven' is a variety of ZZ plant (which is short for Zamioculcas zamiifolia). These rugged houseplants are native to Africa where they’re naturally drought tolerant. In fact, each stem has a potato-like rhizome at its base that stores moisture when rainfall is scarce, making them an ideal plant for forgetful caretakers. 'Raven' is relatively slow growing, but will eventually get two to three feet tall. 

'Raven' Care
Like it’s green-leafed parents, Raven thrives in low to medium light. Although it can tolerate some direct sun, it’s much happier in a slightly shadier spot in your home. Water only when the soil surface feels dry to the touch. Raven won’t thrive in constantly wet soil. 

'Raven' Use
Ideal for any room in your home, this plant's artistically arching branches and rich dark foliage make it a must-have houseplant for interior designers. Use single plants to dress up an office, bedroom or bath. Or, line up a series of young plants along your mantel, dining room table, or windowsill.

Another bonus: 'Raven' will also help purify the air in your home, removing toxins in the atmosphere.

See all the plants in the Trending Tropicals® collection here.

Written by:
Doug Jimerson

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