ZZ plants prefer indirect light. They can tolerate low light conditions but thrive best in bright, indirect sunlight. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.
Overwatering is a common issue with ZZ plants. Let the soil dry out completely between waterings. Water sparingly, especially in winter.
Keep your ZZ plant in a stable environment, ideally between 60-75°F (15-24°C). They can tolerate a range of temperatures but avoid sudden temperature changes.
ZZ plants are not particularly fussy about humidity and can thrive in typical household humidity levels. However, they appreciate occasional misting.
Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix designed for cacti or succulents is a good choice, as it prevents water from sitting at the roots and causing rot.
Fertilize your ZZ plant sparingly. Once every six months with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer is sufficient.
ZZ plants normally withstand pests and illnesses. Monitor indoor plant pests like aphids and spider mites and treat immediately.
Prune away any yellow or dead leaves to keep your plant healthy. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth occasionally to remove dust and help the plant breathe.