University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Flowers and Foliage

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

ZZ plant has pinnately compound leaves made up of 6-8 pairs of leathery and glossy leaflets held on upright succulent stems. The insignificant spathe and spadix flowers are produced at the base of the plant. It grows from potato-like rhizomes. The plant is typically used as a houseplant or groundcover and will grow to about 3 feet tall.