Specie: Z. zamiifolia
Zanzibar Gem, "ZZ plant", "aroid palm", "fat boy", and "eternity plant
Name in Latin: Araceae
Name in English: Arum Family
Origin: Eastern Africa from Kenya south to northeastern South Africa
Growth Habit: herbaceous plant growing 45-69 cm tall from succulent rhizome. Normally evergreen but becomes deciduous during drought, surviving as a rhizome
Flower: small bright yellow to brown or bronze spadix, partly hidden among the leaf vases
Blooming Period: mid summer, early autumn
Leaf: pinnate with pairs of leaflets , smooth, shiny and dark green.
ornamental plant, mostly for foliage
Care and Handling
Soil: general potting
Amount of water: do not overwater- prone to tuber rot.
Nutrition: 1/4-1/8 strength liquid fertilizer ( fish emulsion or worm-cast liquid- once a month at warmest period.
Special handling: Do not use leaf shine,all parts poisonous
Bright indirect light best, although will tolerate low light