ZZ Plant With Lesser Chlorophyll

Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ) plants are popular houseplants because they are attractive, easy to care for, and they grow well in all lighting conditions. We have ZZ plants growing outdoors and indoors, and we love their green, shiny leaves. Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ) plantHowever, we recently discovered one of our ZZ houseplants producing a stem with leaves having lesser chlorophyll than the norm. The leaves are mostly white in colour and our ZZ looks like a variegated plant.

I guess the ZZ plant does not grow well in all lighting conditions after all. Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ) plant with lesser chlorophyll Chlorophyll, the green pigment found in plants, is needed for them to absorbs incoming light to photosynthesize.  Photosynthesis actively uses sunlight to produce energy for plants.

Green plants with little chlorophyll indicate the need for more sunlight; such plants should be moved closer to a sunny location. Lack of sunlight will stunt a plant’s growth and may eventually cause its death. Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ) plant with lesser chlorophyll


4 thoughts on “ZZ Plant With Lesser Chlorophyll

  1. Your Zz plant does not have any problem to begin with. You just have a variegated type (without probably knowing). They are more expensive at the local market because they are not that common. It burned when it was exposed to too much sunlight. Hope you still have it around.

    1. The zz plant is still around Disco Disco. Once we took it from the dark corner and it got the required sunlight, it has became being green again – like the original plant we took it from.
      I’d really love to see a variegated ZZ plant though.

    1. Yes it does, but the stem has greener leaves now since we re-positioned the plant to get some sunshine. Unfortunately, the health of the plant deteriorated and we placed it outdoors. This is what it looks like now. zz plant

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