Plant ID forum: ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

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Name: StephanieL
Milwaukee, WI (Zone 5b)
Aug 5, 2015 8:03 AM CST
I'm a newbie, so hello to all of you, it's nice to meet you.
The attached photo is of an unknown houseplant I actually picked up at Lowe's on clearance about 5 years ago. At the time of purchase, it was in a 6" pot. This is a photo from 2012. I've since repotted it twice because it grows like a weed. I see them everywhere, but I've been unable to identify it.

I keep it in our master bath, with my orchids, which has a west facing window of privacy glass. My orchids love it and this houseplant does as well.

It's now in an 18" pot and I'd like to separate it as I don't believe my little rattan table will hold a bigger pot the next time I need to transplant.

Thank you in advance for any responses. Have a great day!
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Aug 5, 2015 8:21 AM CST

So you are looking to ID the plant behind the orchid?
Name: Paul
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Aug 5, 2015 8:30 AM CST
ZZ plant.........Zamioculas Zamifolia.......hope I spelled it right. Not a term that is used every day.....
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Name: StephanieL
Milwaukee, WI (Zone 5b)
Aug 5, 2015 11:15 AM CST
Yes, looking to solve the plant behind the orchid mystery and thanks for the welcome! :)

It looks like Paul solved the Scooby Mystery for me! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I absolutely LOVE this plant - it's sooooo easy and want to spread them all over my house! Smiling Hopefully it will split easily!
Name: Lin
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Aug 5, 2015 11:58 AM CST
Hi StephanieL, Welcome!

I agree, the plant behind the beautiful Orchid looks to be ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
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