Zamia 'ZZ Plant'

Origin: Mexico, the West Indies, and Central and South America as far South as Bolivia 
Botanical Name: Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
Family: Zamiaceae
 Common Name: ZZ Plant

Symbolism: Its upwards leaves symbolize growth and advancement which is considered auspicious.

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🔆 Light
Moderate to bright indirect sunlight for best results. It will also tolerate low light. Keep it out of hot, direct sunlight which can burn the leaves. If the light is too intense for your ZZ, you may see some brown spots on the leaves.

Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even healthy growth from all sides.


💧 Water
The ZZ Plant is like a cactus in that it needs less, rather than more, water. Water only when the soil is dry, and then allow to dry out again. One of the only ways you can kill this low maintenance plant is to over water it. A Zamia Plant that turns yellow means that it is getting too much water and it may be rotting.

To give your plant the absolute best, room-temperature rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing sugar or salt will hurt your plant!


☁️ Humidity
Average indoor. This plant does not require any extra humidity.


🌡️ Temperature
Average room temperatures (18-24°C). Avoid placing your plants near heating and air conditioning sources.


🧴️ Food
Feed every (3) months. It's also recommended to feed at the time of watering to avoid fertilizer burn and overwatering.


🐾 Toxicity
Mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.


➕ Additional Tips
As a survival technique, the ZZ Plant has evolved to start dropping its leaflets to conserve moisture during periods of severe drought. If you forget to water yours and see the leaves fall off, don’t give up hope! Water your plant immediately and it should come back. This plant is shiny on its own, never spray with leaf shine. Ignore this plant and it will be happiest.


⛔ HIGH RISK
● Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".
● Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).


 Above all, make sure you’re ready for plant parenthood.

💡 These essential care instructions are just guidelines; watering frequency, care routine will vary depending on location, light, temperature, humidity and air circulation in a space -- and most of all on your care.

💡 Your plant relies on you to give it healthy living conditions and deserves plenty of TLC. In fact, the mere act of paying attention to it on daily basis -- or "listening | talking" to it, if you will -- is one of the most important things you can do as a plant parent.

💡 If you see any signs of distress, you may need to act immediately to save your plant.

💡 On top of useful plant care advice, is expanding your knowledge and self-study in regard to your specific plants types. Further reading is a great resource for learning all about your plants, and the proper care that each of them needs along with any signs of distress or diseases. You can learn which are the best spots for your plants in your home, how to grow different plants, how to water your plants correctly, how to treat immediately and more.

💡 At the end of the day, you’re the plant’s guardian and your plant cannot survive without your love and care.


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