Zamioculcas zamiifolia

ZZ plant keeps its glossy good looks thru neglect of watering and spells of low light; however, it’s best in bright or moderate indirect light to support its growth.
Zamioculcas zamiifoliaZamioculcas zamiifolia
height 2–3ft
width 2–3ft
tolerates Pots, Neglect
When soil is mostly dry.
exposure Moderate Indirect – Bright Indirect
origin East Africa

Indoor Exposure Guide


Direct Sun
Beams of light hitting the plant near a window four or more hours a day. The most intense light. If you're in a direct sun spot, you can feel the warmth of the sun on your skin.

Partial Direct
Occurs when you have a plant that is in less intense direct sunlight. This happens when a plant is in a few hours of direct morning sun, or an hour or less of direct afternoon sun. It also happens when a plant is in direct sun, but more than six feet from a window, where the light is diffused.

Bright Indirect
This is just beyond the direct beam of light (or through cracked blinds or a sheer curtain filtering direct sun). Bright indirect areas are characterized by a place where you can sit and read a novel comfortably without artificial light.

Moderate Indirect
Beyond the bright indirect light. In these areas you wouldn't turn on a light walking through the room, but if you were hanging out there you would probably have the lights on, even during the day.

Low Light
Dim spots, usually the backs of rooms or hallways where you would always turn lights on, even if just walking in to grab something.