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Zanzibar Gem

$79.00 "inc. GST"

  • not pet friendly 
  • easy care
  • water weekly
  • medium sunlight

Zanzibar Gem

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 or ZZ Plant has a great aesthetic beauty. It will look gorgeous in any home, and its needs are few. Originating in Africa, its tall, slender stems end in dense, luscious green foliage with zig-zagging dark green leaves. But don’t let its glitzy name, quirky aesthetic and dazzling beauty fool you. This indoor plant is not a diva. In fact, its needs are actually proportionate to the amount of sunlight it gets. The closer you put it to your window, the more you’re likely to need to water it. Furthermore, the Zanzibar Gem actually prefers lower light environments, although it will grow more or less anywhere.

This plant grows up to a meter in height and can be mildly toxic when ingested so it’s best kept out of the reach of pets. That said, it is one of the best air purifiers out there, and has proven adept in filtering harmful volatile organic compounds like benzene, ethylbenzene toluene and xylene out of your air.

A popular choice for home offices, it can help create the perfect environment for calm concentration.image of zanzibar gem in black pot

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Caring for Your Plant

Sun: Avoid direct sunlight, partial shade is ideal
Water: Water thoroughly about once every week or two or when the top two inches of soil is dry
Difficulty: Easy Care
Pet Friendly: No