Houseplant of the Week: The Black Raven ZZ Plant

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We love the Zamioculcas zamiifolia (say that three times fast), better known as the ZZ, and right now we have one of the rarer versions of this plant – the Black Raven, with glossy black leaves.

Despite it’s exotic looks, the Raven is a relatively easy plant to take care of.

This is one of the most forgiving plants you’ll find in our nursery. Miss a watering (or three) and it still shows off it’s glossy, feathery wings as its rhizomes hold a lot of water. It’s not particular about soil; anything that drains well will do.

It’s not even fussy about light, which makes it very popular in places where there’s little natural light, like an office cubicle, or cities where most days are overcast. (Although truthfully it thrives best in bright indirect light.)

It also has no identified pest or disease problems.

No wonder this beauty is the star of so many Instagram posts!