10 Different Types Of ZZ Plants

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Each of these varieties has its own unique beauty and care requirements. Enjoy exploring these different types of ZZ plants.

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Regular ZZ Plant

The Regular ZZ Plant is characterized by its shiny, wide, oval-shaped leaves that shoot upward and quickly grow in a home indoors.
It prefers bright, indirect sunlight but can thrive in many lighting conditions.
The plant is drought-tolerant and can handle infrequent watering thanks to its thick rhizomes.
It’s best grown indoors and if you want to grow it outside, plant it in a container that can be brought indoors when the temperatures cool.
The leaves of the ZZ plant are naturally shiny and can be cleaned by gently wiping away dust and debris with a damp washcloth.
It generally does not require regular fertilizing to thrive.

Regular ZZ plant (1)

ZZ Raven

The ZZ Raven is known for its deep purple, almost black foliage that first emerges as a bright lime green color and darkens over time.
Like the Regular ZZ Plant, the ZZ Raven can survive in a range of lighting conditions and thanks to its thick rhizomes it is also drought-tolerant.
It can grow in low, medium, or bright light. In low light, it will grow much more slowly than in a brighter spot.
A soil mix that is airy and well-draining is ideal for the ZZ Raven.
The ZZ Raven does not need to be watered frequently and grows best when the soil is allowed to dry between waterings.

ZZ Raven

Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Variegata

The Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Variegata, also known as the Variegated ZZ plant, is a beautiful variety characterized by green foliage that is variegated with white and yellow.
It prefers bright, indirect sunlight but can survive in low to medium sunlight.
The plant requires well-draining and fertile soil.
It’s best to water it only when the soil dries to prevent rotting.
Fertilizer application in spring and summer will help your plant have a prolific growth.
This plant is suitable for xeriscaping, which is the practice of designing landscapes to reduce the need for watering.
It’s also known for its air-purifying qualities.
Like other ZZ plants, it’s considered toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Variegata

Zamioculcas Zamiifolia ‘Jungle Warrior’

The Zamioculcas Zamiifolia ‘Jungle Warrior’ is a new release with gorgeous near-black glossy foliage and elegantly arching stems.
It thrives on absolute neglect and loves a reasonably warm light situation.
It really only needs watering once every 2-3 months.
It’s a low-maintenance plant that requires very little care once established including dry conditions.
It thrives in a warm, shaded position with protection from frost.
Like other ZZ plants, it’s considered toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

Zamioculcas Zamiifolia ‘Jungle Warrior’

Zamioculcas Zamiifolia ‘Lucky Classic Plant’

The Zamioculcas Zamiifolia ‘Lucky Classic Plant’ is a popular houseplant known for its shiny, wide, oval-shaped leaves.
It thrives in medium to bright, indirect light.
The plant prefers well-draining soil and doesn’t really mind what type of soil it lives in.
Watering should be done once a month and the soil should be allowed to dry out between waterings.
It doesn’t need to be misted and can tolerate a range of temperatures and humidity.
Feed it with a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer (20-20-20) once a month when watering is recommended.
The leaves of the plant are naturally shiny and can be cleaned by gently wiping away dust and debris with a damp washcloth.

Zamioculcas Zamiifolia ‘Lucky Classic Plant’

Zamioculcas Zamiifolia ‘Lucky Giant’

The Zamioculcas Zamiifolia ‘Lucky Giant’ is a taller variety of the ZZ plant.
It prefers bright, indirect light and can tolerate temperatures between 65°F-85°F.
The plant requires well-draining soil and should be watered when the top two inches of soil are dry.
It’s best to water it every 2-3 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.
Feeding it with a house plant food once a month from spring to autumn is recommended.
The leaves of the plant can be kept shiny by occasionally wiping them with a cloth.

Zamioculcas Zamiifolia ‘Lucky Giant’

Zenzi ZZ Plant

The Zenzi ZZ plant is a delightful dwarf cultivar of Zamioculcas zamiifolia, commonly known as the ZZ Plant.
It’s much more compact, has denser foliage, and curled leaflets compared to the common ZZ Plant.
It can thrive in medium to bright indirect light for at least six hours a day.
Watering every 2-3 weeks and allowing the soil to dry out between waterings is recommended.
It can handle average home humidity and does not require specific humidity levels.
It does well in temperatures between 65°F-85°F (18°C-30°C), but should not go much lower than 60°F (15°C).
It is recommended to fertilize the plant every six months or even monthly during the growing season.
Like other ZZ plants, it’s considered toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

Zenzi ZZ Plant

Zamicro ZZ Plant

The Zamicro ZZ Plant, also known as Zamioculcas zamiifolia or Zanzibar Gem, is a low-maintenance houseplant that is popular worldwide due to its tolerance to various conditions.
It can thrive in medium to bright indirect light for at least six hours a day.
Watering every 2-3 weeks and allowing the soil to dry out between waterings is recommended.
It can handle average home humidity and does not require specific humidity levels.
It does well in temperatures between 65°F-85°F (18°C-30°C), but should not go much lower than 60°F (15°C).
When fully grown indoors, the ZZ Plant can reach up to two to three feet tall and wide over several years.
It is recommended to fertilize the plant every six months or even monthly during the growing season.
Like other ZZ plants, it’s considered toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

Zamicro ZZ Plant

Jade ZZ Plant

The Jade ZZ plant is a popular houseplant known for its shiny, wide, oval-shaped leaves.
It thrives in medium to bright, indirect light.
The plant prefers well-draining soil and doesn’t really mind what type of soil it lives in.
Watering should be done once a month and the soil should be allowed to dry out between waterings.
It doesn’t need to be misted and can tolerate a range of temperatures and humidity.
Feed it with a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer (20-20-20) once a month when watering is recommended.
The leaves of the plant are naturally shiny and can be cleaned by gently wiping away dust and debris with a damp washcloth.

Jade ZZ Plant

Tricolor ZZ Plant

The Tricolor ZZ plant is a beautiful variety characterized by green foliage that is variegated with white and yellow.
It prefers bright, indirect sunlight but can survive in low to medium sunlight.
The plant requires well-draining soil and should be watered when the top two inches of soil are dry.
It’s best to water it every 2-3 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.
It can handle average home humidity and does not require specific humidity levels.
When fully grown indoors, the ZZ Plant can reach up to two to three feet tall and wide over several years.
It is recommended to fertilize the plant every six months or even monthly during the growing season.

Tricolor ZZ Plant

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