Plant ID forum: What is this tropical plant I picked up at festival?

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Babedward78
Jan 27, 2020 12:11 AM CST
The plant came from Festival as a tropical plant for 15 dollars. It is a plant with shiny leaves and tall..a couple pictures are provided for a better visualization of the appearance of this plant..any help with the identification will help me in caring for it. Thanks in advance.
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crawgarden
Jan 27, 2020 8:37 AM CST
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JayZeke
Jan 27, 2020 8:43 AM CST
@babedward78 .... Its a Zamioculcas or ZZ plant. Its soo alive!!
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Calif_Sue
Jan 27, 2020 10:04 AM CST

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tarev
Jan 27, 2020 11:57 AM CST
Lovely ZZ plant, its long name given above already. Best grown on the very dry side, low light, so easy to manage. Be very mindful of watering, it has such fat roots and succulent rhizome, looks like a potato, so do not be tempted to overwater. If there is one thing truly great with this plant, it is highly drought tolerant and still maintains its shiny leaves.

I place a big rock on my ZZ plant containers, if I lift those rocks and see it is still damp, I delay watering. During winter time, all the more longer watering intervals. A one thorough watering where I see excess water drain away is good enough for a month during the cold season. That is just how drought tolerant it can go. I usually get my new leaf stalks in mid Spring to early Summer.

Do not the mist the leaves and just make sure your container has drain holes as well. Never make it sit in water. If you intend to use a cache pot, make sure excess water has properly drained out.

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