Zamioculcas is a genus of flowering plant in the family Araceae, containing the single species Zamioculcas zamiifolia. It is a tropical perennial plant native to eastern Africa, from southern Kenya to northeastern South Africa.
The Zanzibar Gem, with its wide, attractive, dark green leaves, boasts many favorable traits for offices and homes. This plant tolerates neglect, is drought tolerant, and accepts low-light conditions without throwing a fit.
Don’t eat it, keep it away from nibbling pets and overly curious children, and always wash your hands after handling it as it can cause skin irritation and can be toxic for cats and dogs if eaten.
It is also an air-purifying indoor plant for recycling xylene from indoor air. Even when not getting adequate water or light, it still manages to increase oxygen in your home.
Zanzibar Gem / Zamioculcas Zamifolia
A single Zamioculcas Zamiifolia in a 14cm plastic pot. As plants are from nature and no two plants are the same, your plant may vary from the image.