Following its great premiere on the worldwide gardening scene in 2019, the Black ZZ is at the top of many plant parents’ wish lists. This plant is a variant of the well-known green ZZ, and it has the deepest purple, nearly black leaves. It is one of the easiest plants to care for, since it can live happily in low light and is exceptionally drought resistant. To top it all off, it’s a fantastic air purifier.
Fertilizer/ feed for the plant: The ZZ plant requires little attention other than a monthly feed throughout its primary growing season, which runs from August to April.
Repotting : Your ZZ will outgrow its present pot in a year and will need to be repotted in a larger pot. ZZ plant may be readily grown by taking leaf cuttings or splitting the root rhizome. However, rhizome division cannot be used frequently since new rhizomes develop extremely slowly.
1. Why are the leaves on my ZZ plant going brown?
Browning leaves are a common indicator of dehydration. To fix this problem, water your plant more regularly.
2. Why the ZZ plant’s leaves are curling ?
Curling of the ZZ plant’s leaves indicates an excess of light. Shift your plant out of direct sunshine.
3. Why Why ZZ plant is wilting ?
The ZZ plant begins to droop as a consequence of root rot induced by overwatering. Make sure you only water the plant when the soil is absolutely dry.
Design and Decoration
Light Requirements: The ZZ plant is known to adapt to a variety of situations, and while it prefers strong indirect light like all plants, it also thrives in low-light conditions. Always keep your ZZ plant out of direct sunlight.
Locations:Zamias grow best in medium to low indirect light, but not in complete shadow or darkness. Place your ZZ plant in your living room or workplace where it will receive adequate light, or reposition it every other week.
Styling/decor tip : Because of the plant’s beauty and look, it is frequently mistaken for an artificial one. The ZZ plant’s lovely glossy leaves reflect sunshine and instantly brighten any area they are kept in. Put it on a side table or your office desk to break up the monotony and give a splash of green to your space.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is ZZ plant pet friendly?
No. Unfortunately ZZ plant is poisonous when ingested by pets.
Does ZZ plant clean air?
The ZZ plant does clean and purify air by removing airborne toxins from the surrounding air.
How often should I water my ZZ plant?
Water your ZZ plant weekly. The Zamia plant is draught resistant making it perfect for plant parents who travel a lot.