This gorgeous newcomer is just as easy to grow as its green-leafed parent, but ‘Raven’ offers something dramatically different; spectacular dark purplish-black foliage that doesn?t fade as the leaves mature. New foliage starts out green and turns dark, remaining that way throughout its life. It?s truly a one-of-a-kind introduction that?s super easy to grow.
‘Raven’ is a variety of ZZ plant (which is short for?Zamioculcas zamiifolia).?These rugged houseplants are native to Africa where they?re naturally drought tolerant. In fact, each stem has a potato-like rhizome at its base that stores moisture when rainfall is scarce, making them an ideal plant for forgetful caretakers. ‘Raven’ is relatively slow growing, but will eventually get two to three feet tall.
Like it?s green-leafed parents, Raven thrives in low to medium light. Although it can tolerate some direct sun, it?s much happier in a slightly shadier spot in your home. Water only when the soil surface feels dry to the touch. Raven won?t thrive in constantly wet soil