Looking for an easy-to-grow houseplant? Check out ZZ plant --- it's truly one of the toughest around, making it a perfect choice to add to your home or office. Whether you're able to give it steady care, travel a lot, or just get distracted by all the stresses of daily life, ZZ plant survives it all. Plus, it looks good: The plant features shiny, dark green leaves that look waxy (some people even think they're plastic).
Haven't heard of ZZ plant? You're not alone; it deserves a lot more attention than it gets. It was discovered in Eastern Africa in the 1800s, but it wasn't until the 1990s that it really took off as a houseplant. While ZZ plant isn't exactly rare, it's still catching on -- so grow ZZ plant and you can be ahead of the trend.
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Low to high light
Not below 40°F
Keep soil moist, but do not let zz plant stand in water
To 4 feet tall and wide
Windows, offices, bathrooms, low light dining and living areas
ZZ plant removes harmful chemicals from indoor air