WHAT IS A ZZ PLANT?
The ZZ Plant
Scientific Name: Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
Folk Names: Emerald Palm, Eternity Plant and Zanzibar Gem.
Characteristics: This tropical perineal originally heralded from eastern Africa (where Lulu is from), yet today, it is kept in many homes, gardens and businesses for its beautiful appearance.
With glossy, dark green leaves which produce bright yellow flowers in the mid-summer months, it is both extremely attractive and very easy to care for.
HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF THE ZZ PLANT?
As long as you keep it in a room that has some light and allow it to receive direct sunshine once or twice a week, it should thrive in nearly any household.
Likewise, it only needs to be watered once or twice a week, which makes it an ideal choice for people with a busy lifestyle.
REASONS WHY TO GET A ZZ PLANT?
Three Great Reasons to get a ZZ Plant
- The ZZ plant helps to naturally purify the air in any area it is kept in.
- This makes it a great household plant for people with allergies or who are sensitive to toxins in the air.
- If you're a beginning Green Thumb Guru, this plant is very easy to take care of!
ZZ PLANT FENG SHUI
Spiritual Properties: The ZZ Plant is associated with strength, resilience and determination. A common practice is to carry a leaf in one’s back pocket or purse to impart courage and strength of character, while simply keeping one in the home can minimize the effect of everyday inconveniences and stressors.
IS THE ZZ PLANT POISONOUS?
ZZ Plants are extremely toxic to both animals and humans, and should never be taken internally.
Be sure to keep them well out of the reach of any children or pets, and thoroughly wash your hands after handling them.