Black Raven ZZ Plant

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  • Rare Drought Tolerant Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Soil For Succulents Or Cactus
  • Mature Height 18-36 inches

ZZ Plant is a popular plant to dress up the office or home. Black Raven has glossy foliage that emerges a brilliant green and then ages to a deep, almost black leaf. The broad leaves of Zamioculcas zamiifolia, as it's scientifically named, are excellent at cleaning the air and keeping office spaces healthier. Black Raven ZZ Plant is native to Zanzibar and Tanzania in Eastern Africa and is a desert succulent. 

Best Locations For Growing Black Raven ZZ Plant

Any room of the house or office will support good growth for ZZ Plant. Humidity or light levels do not need to be high. Growing Black Raven for the summer will encourage vigorous growth. Ensure to bring the plant indoors well before nighttime temperatures fall to 50 degrees F. All parts of the ZZ plant are poisonous and should not be grown near pets or children.

Black Raven ZZ Plant Sunlight Requirements

ZZ Plants can grow in virtually any light level. Indirect bright light will provide the most vigorous growth, while low light levels will sustain current growth. Leggy growth is a result of light levels being too low. Temporarily move the plant to a brighter spot that is not in direct sun or use a grow light to keep the growth dense and bushy.

Black Raven ZZ Plant Care

ZZ Plant can stand a high level of neglect, making it a great first plant. The fleshy rhizomes store water to help the plant during drought conditions. ZZ Plant will grow happily with average humidity and normal room temperatures. Make sure Black Raven is not near an air conditioning unit or an area with cold drafts, like next to doors or windows in the winter. Temperatures below 45 F will kill this plant.

Watering Black Raven ZZ Plant

ZZ Plant is a type of succulent and needs little watering, generally once every two weeks. The soil can be left to dry completely in between waterings. Overwatering is easy to do, especially if the plant is grown in low light. Water until liquid runs out of the drainage holes. Discard any remaining water in the saucer after 10-15 minutes. The roots will not tolerate sitting in water very long.

Feeding Black Raven ZZ Plant

ZZ Plants do not require regular fertilizing and will happily grow with a feeding every 6 months or so. Use a liquid fertilizer formulated for succulents and dilute it to half of the manufacturer's prescribed amount. 

Black Raven ZZ Plant Information

Light Exposure: Medium Light, Low Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Low
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 18-36 inches
Mature Spread: 1.5-3 feet
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Black, Purple
Foliage Description: Purple-Black Shade
Temperature: 60° - 85°F (16° - 29°C)
Humidity: Low
Common Name: Black Raven ZZ Plant
Other Name(s): ZZ Plant, Dowon, Black Raven
Scientific Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia 'Black Raven'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.