Raven Plant

English name:

Raven Plant

Latin name:

Zamioculcas Raven

About me:

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:

Origin

Africa.

Height/Growth

I could grow as high as one meter (and perhaps slightly larger) but it'll take me a little while to get there.

Light

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.

Water

Wait until my soil is properly dry before watering me, I am drought tolerant and susceptible to root rot.

Temperature

I prefer average to warm temperatures, but I can cope with temperatures as low as 8°C.

Feeding

Give me a weak dose of a liquid fertiliser once a month during the growing season.

Grooming

Wipe my leaves clean of dust, or feel free to pop in the shower, or out in the rain briefly.

Care

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.

Toxicity

As I'm mildly toxic when ingested, it's best to keep me away from pets.

Fact

Sometimes they call me ZZ plant sometimes, as I come from Zanzibar!

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