The Raven ZZ Plant is among the most trendy and popular houseplants. Native to eastern Africa, where they often experience long periods of drought. In response, they have developed rhizomes and thick upright stems that can retain water for the plant. When the Raven produces new growth, the leaves emerge in an electric lime-green color. As they mature, each waxy leaflet slowly becomes a rich purple-black shade. The effect is mesmerizing. While it's a beautiful houseplant, the Raven ZZ plant is also one of the easiest to grow indoors, tolerating a wide range of lighting and moisture conditions. Perfect for both beginner and advanced plant parents, the Raven can grow in practically any room of the home or office.
Thrives in medium to bright indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
Water every 2-3 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
Sick Plant Signs
Wilting plant, dry potting mix: Thirsty plant, underwatered
Wrinkled leaves: Thirsty plant, underwatered
Yellowing and becoming mushy, wet potting mix: Root rot, overwatered