English name:Raven Plant
Latin name:Zamioculcas Raven
My no-fuss nature makes me a good choice for forgetful houseplant owners. But I won't comprimise on impressiveness, with my sturdy stems and glossy black leaves.
Useful to know:
I could grow as high as one meter (and perhaps slightly larger) but it'll take me a little while to get there.
I am noted for being shade tolerant, but if I am in a room with little (or no) natural light, make sure that I'm under flourescent lights instead.
Wait until my soil is properly dry before watering me, I am drought tolerant and susceptible to root rot.
I prefer average to warm temperatures, but I can cope with temperatures as low as 8°C.
Give me a weak dose of a liquid fertiliser once a month during the growing season.
Wipe my leaves clean of dust, or feel free to pop in the shower, or out in the rain briefly.
I like to be root bound, so don't worry if I'm busting out of my pot! But you could pot me up during the growing season if you think I'm ready.
As I'm mildly toxic when ingested, it's best to keep me away from pets.
Sometimes they call me ZZ plant sometimes, as I come from Zanzibar!