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Common And Variegated ZZ Plant Varieties

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Are you passion with ZZ plants and would you like to know which ZZ plant varieties exist? There are a handful of the most common varieties, and new varieties are constantly appearing, including colorful ZZ plants.

Read on to find out which ZZ plants are generally available and which ones you will find a little heavier, but which may one day be more widespread!


How many types of ZZ installations are there? There are more and more species that appear and are patented.

At the time of writing these lines, I have found about 15 named and / or patented varieties, and over time, there will certainly be more.


First of all, here are the ZZ plant varieties that you can find quite easily in the trade. I’ll talk about the other guys later.

ZZ plants are generally tolerant of low light and can withstand long periods of drought. Perfect for the careless indoor gardener!

You will find other care and propagation resources for ZZ plants at the end of this article.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia emerald palm

The emerald palm is considered the typical species and is not a variety. This is the ubiquitous ZZ plant that you see everywhere and is one of the easiest indoor plants to care for.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘Dowon‘

This is actually the popular ZZ Raven.

The name of the variety is ‘Dowon’ and the name Raven is a brand name belonging to Costa Farms.

The leaves are shiny and very dark. The new growth has a beautifully contrasting lime green color and darkens over time.

The American factory patent n ° 30035 was granted on December 25, 2018 to Hyuk Jin Lee, from South Korea. The plant first appeared in 2006 as a branch mutation in his nursery in Seoul, South Korea.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘Zenzi’

It is a miniature variety with looser leaves and denser foliage. It is only 12-14 inches tall and very compact. Ideal for small spaces!


Although you may have seen beautiful colorful ZZ cuttings and plants on sale, only two varieties have been patented at the time of writing this article.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia “lucky white‘

This variety has beautiful spotted and mottled leaflets that are yellow-green.

The American plant patent n ° 23614 was granted on 21.5.13 to Edward Bruinen from the Netherlands, who found it in 2007 as a whole plant mutation.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘chameleon’

This variety has beautiful colorful yellow leaves. They start light yellow, then eventually turn completely green.

The American plant patent n ° 32253 was awarded on September 29, 2020 to Michael Rimland from Miami, Florida, who found a spontaneous Mutation of this plant in Thailand.


Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘Dark Zamicro’

It is a compact variety with small leaflets and almost black foliage.

On 1.2.18, he received an American plant patent #288847 from Adrianus Spruit in the Netherlands.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘ EDZAMDARK1‘

This compact variety has dark green leaflets.

It has an American plant patent #30529 awarded on 05/21/19 to Ed Buinen from Ed’s Plants in the Netherlands, who discovered it in 2012 as a whole plant sport.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘ HANSOTI13‘

This variety is more compact than ‘Zamicro’ and has shorter internodes and more leaflets per leaf.

The leaflets are up to 6 cm long, that is, longer than the typical species, and are also thicker and brighter.

The American plant patent # 26760 was awarded on 24.5.16 to Hashish Hansoti From India. It appeared as a Sport from a colorful compact Mutation found in Mumbai in 2009.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘Heemzamio‘

The foliage of this beautiful variety looks almost black. He has an American factory patent #26262, awarded on 12/22/15 to Harold Heemskerk in the Netherlands.

This variety first appeared as a Sport of the species in 2012.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘ happiness‘

This variety has rounded leaflets (compared to the pointed leaflets in The species). “Lucky” received on 14.5.13 an American plant patent #23594 to Edward Bruinen from the Netherlands.

He found it in 2003 as a whole plant mutation. The growth is shorter and more compact than in the species.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘Zamicro‘

Sometimes called “Mini”. Similar to the Standard species, this variety is shorter with a height of 16 inches.

It has the American plant patent #19314 and was assigned on 10/14/08 to Adrianus Spruit as a complete plant mutation that he found in 2002.

The leaflets are usually flat and straight.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘ TVZAMBL1‘

This variety has a compact, vertical growth and shiny, almost black leaflets.

He received an American plant patent #33531 on 9/28/21 in Everton Gomes da Costa.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘ EDZAM1701‘

This variety has a very straight growth form with a lot of foliage. The leaflets are light green and shiny and grow on very light green petioles.

This variety is successfully propagated by leaf cuttings and has proven to be uniform and stable.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘ EDZAM1702‘

This variety is very tall and has a lot of foliage. The leaflets are dark green and shiny and grow on long light green petioles.

Like ‘EDZAM1701’, it is successfully propagated by leaf cuttings and has proven to be uniform and stable.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘DUYZAM1801‘

This variety is relatively large and the dark green leaflets grow on long light brown petioles. This variety is successfully propagated by leaf cuttings and has proven to be uniform and stable.

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