Zamioculcas zamiifolia

syn. Caladium zamiaefolium, Zamioculcas lanceolata, Zamioculcas loddigesii, Zamiacaulcas zamiafolia

common names: Aroid palm or "ZZ"
country of origin: Tanzania, Zanzibar
January 22, 2003

Several huge leaflets are emerging at the moment and the plant is flowering.
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ZZ is living up to its expectation!
It seems to be resistant to any disease and nasty bugs make a detour around it. The leaves always have that just polished shine. The whole plant looks "ancient", one has the feeling, it must have been around at the time of the Dinosaurs?
This plant gets watered and fertilized regularly and receives plenty light, but not full sun year around in a west window.
ZZ is probably THE ideal office plant!
The flower contraption to the left measures about 4 inches
Below is the same flower. The picture was taken under different light conditions. It is not quite that yellow.