ZZ: A Unique Tropical Ornamental Foliage Plant

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  • 1 Mid-Florida Research and Education Center and Dept. of Environmental Horticulture, IFAS, University of Florida, 2725 Binion Road, Apopka, FL 32703.
  • | 2 Mid-Florida Research and Education Center and Dept. of Environmental Horticulture, IFAS, University of Florida, 2725 Binion Road, Apopka, FL 32703.

ZZ (Zamioculcas zamiifolia), a member of the family Araceae, is emerging as an important foliage plant due to its aesthetic appearance, ability to tolerate low light and drought, and resistance to diseases and pests. However, little information is available regarding its propagation, production, and use. This report presents relevant botanical information and results of our four-year evaluation of this plant to the ornamental plant industry.

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