ZZ Plant Soil: Selection And Preparation

While the ZZ plant, Zamioculcas zamiifolia is one of the easiest houseplants you can grow, that doesn’t mean it is indestructible.  These striking evergreen plants will be happy with only a small drink of water now and then, and bright indirect light, although they can also survive in deep shade. However, for a ZZ plant to thrive, you need to … Read More

ZZ Plant Cats and Dogs Toxicity

When you spot a nice houseplant in a store, it’s very tempting to add it to your basket just because you like it, especially in the case of something as beautiful as the ZZ plant. However, just because something is very easy to grow doesn’t mean that it should go home with you! Some of the easiest houseplants are also … Read More

6 Varieties Of ZZ Plants To Grow

One of the easiest houseplants you can grow is the ZZ plant, also known as Zamioculcas zamiifolia, and while you may be familiar with ‘Raven’, there are more out there to explore. ZZ plants can withstand some neglect, and much lower light levels than other houseplants, making them perfect for many types of homes and growing conditions.  Let’s take a … Read More

The Zinnia Genus

Zinnias come from the daisy plant family, Asteraceae, and hail from North America, with a few other types coming from South America. It’s not a large genus, made up of about 20 different species of tender perennials and annual plants. The one you’re most likely to come across is Zinnia elegans, which is native to Mexico, and is grown all … Read More

Flower Names Beginning With Z

Zamioculcas Well known as a popular foliage houseplant, Zamioculcas zamiifolia, the ZZ plant, Zanzibar gem, or the eternity plant is a tropical perennial plant which also flowers. It grows between 45 and 60cm high, and growth emerges from underground rhizomes, which also help the plant in storing water, making it perfect for those who don’t have a lot of time … Read More

Zinnia Flower Meaning And Symbolism

Zinnias are admired and grown across the world, for both their unique charm and because they are extremely easy to grow from seed.  It also helps that zinnias are annual flowers, which means they provide temporary and much-needed color to any gaps or empty containers in your garden.  They also have an extended blooming period, making them one of the … Read More