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Zanzibar Gem

899.00 .exc GST

Zanzibar Gem (ZZ Plant): The Unkillable Houseplant for Effortless Elegance

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Zanzibar Gem – The ultimate low maintenance plant

 

Introduction:
Zanzibar Gem, also affectionately called the ZZ Plant(Zamioculcas Zamiifolia) – a true testament to the beauty of simplicity. With its glossy, deep green leaves and robust resilience, the Zanzibar Gem effortlessly elevates any room’s aesthetics while requiring minimal effort to maintain. It is one of the easiest plants to grow.

Why Choose the Zanzibar Gem (ZZ Plant)?
The Zanzibar Gem, scientifically known as Zamioculcas zamiifolia, is an embodiment of versatility and ease. Its impressive adaptability and “unkillable” nature have earned it a place as a favorite choice among plant enthusiasts seeking both beauty and simplicity.
During the 2010s, there was a rumor that this variety of plant causes cancer which is entirely false. Like most indoor plants, its sap contains calcium oxalate crystals which can be mildly toxic if ingested. It is therefore advised to keep children and pets away from it.

Key Features:

  1. Glossy Dark Green Leaves: The hallmark of the Zanzibar Gem is its thick, waxy, and dark green leaves that shine under any lighting condition. Its unique, pinnate leaflets contribute to its distinctive appearance. Occasionally wiping the leaves with a cloth can increase its appeal even further. If wilting of leaves or wrinkled leaves is noticed, it is probably due to lack of water. This plant is drought tolerant, but it will still need watering once the soil has dried out.
  2. Low-Maintenance Champion: As a survivor of neglect, the Zanzibar Gem thrives on minimal attention. It can tolerate low light, infrequent watering, and even periods of drought, making it a prime choice for those with busy lifestyles or minimal plant care experience. Owing to its tough nature, it is known to be virtually unkillable.
  3. Air-Purifying Abilities: Beyond its ornamental value, the Zanzibar Gem is a silent air purifier, filtering out common indoor pollutants and contributing to healthier indoor air quality.
  4. Versatile Placement: The Zanzibar Gem adapts well to various light conditions, from low to bright indirect light. This adaptability allows you to place it in different parts of your home, from shaded corners to well-lit windowsills.

Care Tips:

  1. Lighting: Place your Zanzibar Gem in low to bright indirect light. While it can tolerate low light, it thrives in well-lit areas. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, which can scorch its leaves.
  2. Watering: Allow at least 5 cm of the top soil to dry between waterings, and avoid overwatering. Judging this can be tricky, but we recommend using a stick or your finger to judge the soil moisture levels without disturbing the roots. Err on the side of underwatering, as the Zanzibar Gem is sensitive to excess moisture. The compost must be allowed to dry out between waterings. There is no need for misting this plant. Water sparingly in winter, and whenever it is watered, ensure that the excess has a drainage outlet.
  3. Temperature and Humidity: Keep your Zanzibar Gem in temperatures ranging from 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). It adapts well to average indoor humidity levels.
  4. Soil and Fertilization: Use well-draining soil and feed your plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer every two to three months during the growing season (spring and summer). Growth takes place best in a 2:1 mix of soil-based or peat-free multi-purpose compost and grit or perlite in a pot that fits the rootball. Proper drainage holes in the pot must be ensured, as water clogging can lead to root rot. Repotting will be necessary every two or three years.

Conclusion: In conclusion, the Zanzibar Gem, or ZZ Plant, is a stylish and resilient houseplant that effortlessly brings elegance to your indoor space. With its glossy leaves, low-maintenance nature, and air-purifying qualities, this plant is a cherished choice for both plant enthusiasts and newcomers. Embrace the allure of the Zanzibar Gem and enjoy the beauty of nature’s simplicity in your thriving indoor garden.

 

DISCLAIMER: “ALL IMAGES SHOWN HEREIN ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. ACTUAL PLANTS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PRICES MAY VARY ACCORDING TO AGE AND SEASON. WHILE WE SHALL ALWAYS DO OUR BEST TO ADVISE OUR CLIENTS ABOUT PLANT CARE, THE BOUQUET BOUTIQUE DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED TO THE PLANTS DUE TO CONDITIONS AT THE CLIENT’S LOCATION.”

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