with Hetty and Bev..it is an aroid type of plant - ZZ plant. I have one growing indoors, very active grower right now, low light, and I water only once a week, but it can go without longer, will not mind it. It does have that very thick rhizomatous roots, which holds water, that's why it survives best with less watering. I have posted my plant when I got it in the Aroid forum. I love its shiny leaves.