ZZ plant

brownthumbia(5aIA)July 10, 2013

Was just wondering, because I can't find any info for a ZZ plant, I have to ask, is that strictly an inside plant or can it be planted outside? Also, I live in Iowa so our winters can be pretty brutal. I appreciate your help, the plant is growing like it doesn't know any better and I'm just wondering where it's gonna end up. thanks.

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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

It is strictly tropical and wont even survive an alabama winter let alone yours. But they can summer outside in a shady area

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 2:59PM
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brownthumbia(5aIA)

Okay, thanks so much. Hope my furnace doesn't go out this winter!!

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 6:39PM
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tropicbreezent

ZZ Plants, Zamioculcas zamiifolia, are native to tropical and warm temperate areas of Africa. They prefer average minimum temperatures above 18C but will still be okay a little below that. Any hint of frost and they're in trouble, if not already gone.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 8:59PM
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brownthumbia(5aIA)

Mine is staying in the house, it's growing out of control!!

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 11:00PM
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KatherynIridaceae

Mine tripled in size in seven months and took mealy bug like a it wasn't even there. so I know what you mean by growing out of control. lol

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 4:48PM
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