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

Plants and pots are sold separately.


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 52 reviews

Monstera Deliciosa

Healthy looking plant

The plant looks healthy. The delivery time was reasonable. However, a little expensive compared to other plant nursery.

Review of Monsteria

The plant was one of three. ordered from Sydney to Melbourne The first plant arrived in approx 3 days after the order and all was fine. The other 2 plants did not arrive, and I was told by the courier that another courier would deliver them. Upon making enquires I found out that the other two boxes were still in Sydney (in boxes - with no climate control) at this point I had requested that the other two plants be cancelled as they did not arrive in the allotted time. To my surprise the plant arrived 2 weeks later. It was in very bad shape. The plant was dry, and when taken out of the box - the leaves burned in light sun because they were not used to any daylight at all. I am slowly nursing it back to health but it looks awful and will not look healthy for a long time. The planter was the wrong colour as well. Your courier should be fired. Also, the cost of the plants is not good value for money - I have since found plants 3 times the size at bunnings for the same price. And I don't have to worry about them being left in boxes with couriers either.

Zanzibar gem

Lovely plant. Just the delivery service left it lying down despite stickers saying upright. Dirt everywhere!

Beautiful and healthy plant!

very beautiful and healthy plant, it has been growing strong at our home! it's just perfect!


Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Beautiful healthy plant

I had this plant delivered to Adelaide from Sydney for a friend’s birthday so I’ve only seen a photo but my friend was delighted with the fiddle leaf fig, it looked beautiful and was very well packed for transport.

Excellent service, Beautiful fiddle leaf Fig

Nice ~


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!

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.