ZZ is native to Africa and closely related to elephant ears. ZZ has rhizomatous (bulbous) roots which store water, allowing it to tolerate drought-like conditions.

WATER: Allow the soil to dry between watering. Plants are at more risk of overwatering than underwatering.

LIGHT: Medium to low light, avoiding direct sunlight.

TEMPERATURE: Maintain between 60-90F.

FERTILIZER: Apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer at 1/2 strength only if leaves begin to look pale green or yellow.