Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ZZ plant for ABC Wednesday

In the icon corner stands the ZZ plant (Zamioculcas, Common name "Zanzibar Gem") and it is tauted as the plant you can ignore.  I have had mine for six years.   Originally I bought it for one of the Carnegie Center galleries where we had so much to do we needed a plant that didn't require too much attention.  So we had rubber plants and philodendron and then the ZZ plant.  It was perfect!
Since it had gotten use to art, it needed such a corner in my house.

And there are Zs galore this week at ABC Wednesday.  And they will not put you to sleep!

14 comments:

  1. Fascinating! I think I'll try to find one. I love the stretch and slender look of it.

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  2. I'd never heard of this plant before, but for someone like me who does NOT have a green thumb, it just might survive in my home! Have a great day! :D

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  3. Fascinating indeed! I love it! I'm going to look for one, too! Marvelous shot for the Z day! Hope you enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  4. I guess that should be the type of plant i should go for....
    Nice photo and nice and interesting blog! Enjoy the summer and don`t forget the camera!:)

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  5. Now that's original. I like plants that can take care of themselves. Terrific artfilled post.

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  6. That is just the kind of plant I need : ) Something that needs ZERO attention!

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  7. Oh, I need one of those. A plant that doesn't want my constant attention!

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  8. new plant to me!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  9. A new one to me too - but then what do we expect on a Wednesday? Always come away knowing something new! Thanks so much.

    See you for Round 7?
    Denise
    ABC Team

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  10. I've never heard of the ZZ plant before. But it looks quite easy. Does it have a specific piece of art it likes most?

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  11. Thank you everyone for the comments and hope you can find one of your own. The ZZ is the dream plant for those without a green thumb.
    And if it doesn't like the art around it, it simply snoozes.......

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  12. I have one of those to! And I´m happy to "meet" you in cyberspace Helen!

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  13. I've never heard of this plant before. It sounds as tough and forgiving as an aspidistra and a good plant to have in a busy household :-)

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