Zanzibar Gem

$60.00 – $229.00

If you’re a laid back or novice plant owner and you really don’t have much time or attention to devote to your plants, then the Zanzibar gem might be the ideal indoor plant for you.

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Plant Description

If you’re a laid back or novice plant owner and you really don’t have much time or attention to devote to your plants, then the Zanzibar gem might be the ideal indoor plant for you. These plants can take lots of neglect and still look beautiful, plus their unique growing pattern makes them the perfect decoration no matter where you place them. It’s even resistant and immune to most pests that plague other indoor plants, making it a true survivor.

Some of the Zanzibar gem’s defining characteristics are:

  • Deep emerald green leaves that are shiny and waxy
  • Easy to tend, requires very little water and light
  • Beautiful growing arrangement, looks like you spend hours arranging the plant
  • Ideal for laid back owners who can’t give plants much attention

Plant Delivery & Shipping

Bloomspace delivers to NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, and SA. Some extra large plants and orders can only be delivered to the Sydney Metro area. All plants are carefully packed with custom packaging techniques to ensure your plant arrives in perfect condition. We have negotiated heavily discounted shipping rates with several courier services. Please select your preferred shipping company and option at the checkout page.

The majority of our orders (if ordered on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) are received in 1-2 days for all capital cities. We do not send plants on Thursday and Friday, to ensure the plants aren't sitting in a box unnecessarily. Please get in touch with us if you are in Sydney and require urgent delivery later in the week, as this can be arranged upon request.

Do the pots featured in the photographs come with the plants?

No, not all of them. The majority of our plants come in a standard grower's pot like what you would get from a nursery. Any plant that comes with a matching pot will have "with planter" in the product title and description. 

Are your plants real?

YES! We only sell real living plants.

Do you really offer a money back guarantee?

YES! We stand by our plants 100%. If there's a mistake or something doesn't quite work out with an order, we will do our best to fix it, we won't quibble, and if we can't fix it, we will return your money. If there's any thing wrong with the plant or pot upon delivery, take some pictures once you receive it, send them through to, and we'll sort it in no time!

Are your plants and pots sent at the same time?

This can vary depending on the size of the plant and pot, and where you are located. It is always safer for both of them to be sent separately, so that is our preference unless the order is close to Sydney Metro area.


Customer Reviews

Based on 44 reviews

Thank you for a trouble free purchase. The plant arrived in perfect condition and exactly as advertised.


Love my new plant baby! And think she loves her new home! This is my second purchase from bloomspace and I couldn’t recommend them any more!


Beautiful condition - easily delivered and boxes cut up nicely for recycling.


Very happy, great communication and delivery as requested timingwise (it was for a gift). Arrived in perfect condition, very well packaged. Can’t wait to see it grow!


medium size bird of paradise
delivered to my door step in a safe and neat package
delivered fast and kept updated on delivery process

Bigger and more beautiful than expected

The rubber plant we received was even more beautiful that I imagined. The leaves are stunning and large the height is unreal and the way it was packaged and speed of the delivery amazing. Can’t wait to add some more bigger beauties to our home.

Arrived in good condition, despite size

It's a great plant, and is settling in well, a great addition to our indoor space.

Visually interesting

The variation in the leaves makes this rubber plant stand out visually in a good way. It's settling in well and a great addition to our indoor space.

Settling in well

We ordered three of these and they all arrived in good condition and are settling in well - they are a great addition to our indoor space.

Great service

Service was great and easy from the start. My plant was delivered in a great condition and is still doing beautifully!

Plant Guide

The Zanzibar gem is known for its thick, waxy leaves that shine in the light and look lovely. They are a deep emerald green, ensuring they receive lots of visual attention from anyone who sees them. The stems grow up directly from the ground and stand upright. Each stem is covered in numerous leaves, and they are perfectly constructed. It looks like an expertly made bouquet you spent hours on, but it’s just nature’s beauty.

This plant is ideal for laid back gardeners due to where it natively grows. Its natural habitat is in the arid and rocky terrain of Eastern and Southern Africa, or Tanzania and Kenya to be more specific. The tropical conditions here are harsh and brutal, and the plants must be hardy and ready for even the worst conditions. As such, this plant can withstand just about anything and still grow tall.

The Zanzibar gem does best with indirect light. No direct sunlight is required. You’ll find the plant survives and does well in low light, but it prefers medium or bright light for the best growing conditions. This largely depends on how much you want the plant to grow. If you’re happy with its size, then low light is fine. If you want it to grow and be healthier, then consider giving it some extra light. It’s all up to you as the plant will be fine either way.

Watering is dependent on how much light you are giving the plant. Watering in general should be doing sparingly and the plant is best when kept mostly dry with infrequent watering here and there. However, the bigger the plant and the more light it receives, the more water it will require as well. If you plan on giving it more light, then be prepared to water it more as a result. This might sound like a lot of work to some, but it’s still a very easy plant to tend.

So, if you’re looking for a plant that remains healthy in nearly any growing condition and looks beautiful, like a lovely bouquet of emerald green leaves, then the Zanzibar gem might be the right plant for you. It’s an amazing statement piece that will fit on any table, mantle or other small area in your room. It doesn’t require much space, but it gives any room added complexity and texture.

Plant Specifications
Size Small 35-45cm, Medium: 55-65, Large: 65-75cm, Extra large over 75cm
Difficulty Easy
Pet Friendly No. It can cause digestive distress
Light  Indirect light only, no direct sunlight. While the plant would survive in low light, it prefers medium to bright indirect light to thrive and flourish
Water Water sparingly and keep mostly dry. However watering is also depends on the level of light exposure – more light would mean more frequent watering.