The ZZ Zenzi plant is a delightful dwarf cultivar of Zamioculcas zamiifolia, commonly known as ZZ Plant. Think about your common ZZ Plant, except ‘Zenzi’ has a much more compact habit and denser foliage.
Keep reading to find out how to care for ZZ Zenzi, and have all your questions answered!
What is Zenzi ZZ?
‘Zenzi’ is a newer cultivar of the plain old ZZ Plant. Zenzi is much more compact, has denser foliage, curled leaflets, and is great for smaller spaces!
The species, Zamioculcas zamiifolia, is native to eastern Africa.
Zenzi vs ZZ Plant
What is the difference between ZZ Zenzi vs ZZ plant? ‘Zenzi’ is still a ZZ plant, except ‘Zenzi’ is a cultivar of the species, Zamioculcas zamiifolia. A cultivar simply means “cultivated variety” that has some unique traits.
How do you care for a Zenzi plant?
ZZ Zenzi care is identical to any other types of ZZ plant.
ZZ plants are one of the toughest and easiest plants to grow indoors, and the ‘Zenzi’ cultivar is no exception. Their ability to thrive in less than ideal conditions makes them prized houseplants.
With good care and attention though, they can grow into beautiful specimens. Here are some details on ZZ Zenzi plant care.
These plants are very forgiving when it comes to low light, but you can achieve better growth and a healthier plant if you can provide sufficient light indoors.
They will grow beautifully in front of any window. Avoid windows that have full sun all day, but 2-3 hours of sun indoors will be beneficial.
These plants can also survive in areas with no windows, provided that overhead lighting is on during the daytime. They can really take a beating and will survive in areas where few other plants would!
If your growth is floppy and weak, and newer leaflets aren’t growing as closely together as older ones, you may want to increase light.
TEMPERATURE & HUMIDITY
If you are comfortable indoors, your Zenzi will be as well. A good temperature range to grow these plants is about 65-80F (18-27C).
No special attention to humidity is needed. They don’t even mind dry, indoor air.
Zenzi plants can tolerate a huge amount of neglect, due to the succulent nature of the root system, but don’t push it too far.
Allow your potting mix to dry out completely, to near completely, and then go ahead and water.
If you feel the surface of your potting mix with your finger, and it’s damp, hold off on watering. As a good rule of thumb, allow at least the top half of the potting mix to dry out before watering again.