ZZ plant is an easy-care and popular houseplant, one which has become widely available in recent years. Since it tolerates a range of conditions, you often find it in commercial use such as restaurants and offices. The odd common name is just the letters from the scientific name, which is a mouthful (Zamioculcas zamiifolia). Similar to other “clean air” houseplants which have been shown in studies since the 1980’s to remove volatile pollutants from indoor air, so does the ZZ. This plant adds lush, glossy texture to your indoor space without requiring much upkeep or natural light. This plant is excellent for folks who want to bring a bit of life to their office or living space but don’t have much time to devote to plant care.