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Zamioculcas zamiifolia 'Dowon'

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zam-ee-oh-KUL-kass zam-ee-FOH-lee-uh
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
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Description

'Raven™ ZZ' is a tropical succulent houseplant cultivar with lime green new growth that turns a dramatic purple-black color as it ages.  It stores water in its thick petioles and a tuber-like rhizome making it an easy to grow houseplant that withstands even dark conditions.  Water it only once a month in winter months when it goes dormant upping watering to twice monthly in the summer.  Use a balanced fertilizer when watering it.

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#poisonous#houseplant#perennial#container plant#easy to grow#purple leaves#showy leaves#low light#low maintenance#spadix#glossy leaves#black leaves#glossy#lime green leaves#problem for cats#problem for dogs#tropical
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Zamioculcas
    Species:
    zamiifolia
    Family:
    Araceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Leaf Cutting
    Stem Cutting
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Succulent
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spadix
    Flower Description:
    Rarely flowers. Spathe is green and spadix is brown to grey. It does not often bloom, if it does indoors the plant could be unhappy with its conditions.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Black
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Pinnately compound, shiny lime green new growth turns purple/black with age. Leaflet shape is ovate with thick petioles.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Black
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Round
    Stem Description:
    Thick, fleshy stems from a rhizome. They start out broad and taper towards the top.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Children
    Problem for Dogs
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Diarrhea
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Calcium Oxalate Crystals
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves