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Zanzibar Gem (ZZ Plant) Care Guide

If you're after a low maintenance, small commitment plant to lighten up your home, look no further. The ZZ plants shiny, oval-shaped deep green leaves, these plants are a fine addition to your home, office or literally any interior. Here are some tips on how to care for the ZZ plant

How To Propagate Zanzibar Gem:

Division and leaf cuttings are the two forms of propagation. Division is simple, separate the rhizomes the next time you repot the ZZ and place the separate rhizomes into a different pot. Alternatively you can take a leaf cut from a mature ZZ with part of the stem and place within well draining soil mix in a good amount (but not direct) amount of sunlight. This can take longer but it's still a great form of propagation.

Temperature & Placement:

General household temperatures are fine for the Zanzibar Gem, however they do not tolerate cold temperatures that well so avoid placing by any drafty windows or cold spots in your home. While they can technically survive in low light conditions, if you want a healthy looking ZZ, it is best to place them in areas with bright and indirect sunlight.


Zanzibar Gems can survive for very long periods without water, but as a general rule of thumb you should wait until the soil has completely dried and then water.

Is Zanzibar Gem Poisonous to Pets?

They are mildly toxic due to the inclusion of Calcium Oxalate crystals within the plant. It can cause irritation to the affected area and if ingested, upset stomach. Caution advised.

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