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
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.