ZZ plant

ZZ Plant
The ZZ Plant, also known as Zamioculcas Zamiifolia are one of the toughest plants around. Whether you give it constant care or neglect it constantly, it survives it all. The plant features shiny, dark green leaves that look waxy. A study done by NASA has found that it is specifically adept at removing copious amounts of toxins.

Growing Tips

Watering:

ZZ plants are able to handle long periods of drought if you are a forgetful waterer. However, they do grow best if they are watered when the top two inches of soil are dried out. They do not require a lot of water. As long as the plant is placed in a well-drained container, a zz plant will remain happy even if you skip a watering. 

Sunlight:

The ZZ plant is very tolerant to a wide range of conditions, including low light, humidity and periods of drought. This plant does not have any specific needs, making it very easy and desirable for those that like low maintenance plants. As an added bonus, these plants can survive when natural light is not available. Even a fluorescent light, like found in office buildings will be enough to keep this plant alive. 

Temperature:

They usually thrive in humid climates as they originate in Eastern Africa, however as long as the temperature stays between 13 and 26 degrees Celsius they will be happy. 

Plant Food:

ZZ plants need to be fertilized once every six months or so with a general-purpose fertilizer. If you would like to see you plant grow a faster rate, you can increase the frequency of fertilizing. 

Animal Concerns:

This plant is toxic to animals. They create calcium oxalates which can create and oral irritation, swelling and vomiting if ingested.