Zamioculcas zamiifolia 'Raven' (Dowon) is a cultivar which was discovered as a naturally occurring mutation in 2006 at a nursery in South Korea. 

They are part of the Araceae family and have compound leaves (a leaf whose leaflets are attached to the middle vein but have their own stalks). Each leaf is made up of several pairs of elliptic leaflets, these are dark green, almost black, leathery and glossy. Zamioculcas zamiifolia are one of only a few species that can be regenerated from a single leaflet.


Pot: 17cm diameter

Height: Approximately 60cm from base of pot.


Secrets to success


Temperature: Ideally 18-30°C. This species will suffer in the cold.


Light: Part shade to full shade but is equally happy in bright indirect light.


Watering: ZZ should be watered regularly, but allow the soils to dry between applications. Under-watering can lead to leaf drop.


Air humidity: Average to moderate humidity. 


Potting mix: Use a well draining potting mix with perlite and orchid bark.


Fertilising: Feed with a balanced liquid houseplant fertiliser; water with fertiliser every month during the summer and every 8-10 weeks in autumn and winter. 


This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children

Zamioculcas zamiifolia 'Raven'