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Zanzibar Gem 1 ½ ft tall Medium Nouvelle Ceramic

$119

Pot style:

Nouvelle Ceramic

Pot color:

Easy Care

Beginners. The Zanzibar Gem is a resilient plant, perfect for beginners

45-day Guarantee

Living plants need time to adapt to changing conditions. If your plant doesn't settle in comfortably within the first 45 days, we'll replace it.

Made to Order

Each and every order is hand-selected, inspected for health, treated for insects, pruned, cleaned and staged in your choice of planter.

Green Shipping

Experience our custom-designed packaging, crafted for the safe and sustainable transit of your plants. Shipped via FedEx, UPS, and USPS, we ensure expedited delivery with package tracking, arriving in just 1 to 6 days. At checkout, customize your delivery by selecting a preferred shipping date to suit your schedule. Our packaging is innovatively designed to secure your plant and planter, minimizing soil displacement and guaranteeing your new green addition arrives in immaculate condition. Dedicated to environmental stewardship, our packagings are 99% recyclable, striving towards a greener delivery process.

Califiornia Sourced

Your orders are prepared in our workshops in Los Angeles, CA.
All our plants are grown in California under ideal conditions and responsibly.
We prioritize for our pots and accessories handmade craftsmanship.

Plant Doctor

Our houseplants are unique, and so are you. Each of our green plants is pampered and delivered with care. Our Plant Doctor is available for personalized and ongoing support to keep your houseplant thriving and looking great.

Plant Details & Size

The Zanzibar Gem is a near indestructible indoor plant. It has long and graceful wandlike stems with lush fleshy leaves, resembling a group of feathers. It is highly adaptable and thrives in a wide range of conditions, great for many home and office environments.

  • Approximately 1.5 to 2 feet in overall height, from bottom of pot to top leaf
  • Botanical name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia
  • Also commonly known as: ZZ Plant
  • Native to eastern Africa
  • Live, fully grown, healthy plant · Grown in the USA
  • Careful with pets · Learn More

*Please note that plants are grown naturally and can vary in height ± 10%. If you're looking for a specific height, please reach out and we'd be happy to help.

Is This the Right Plant for You?

The Zanzibar Gem is a tropical perennial plant and is an excellent choice for low light environments. Sometimes known as the eternity plant due to its ability to handle long periods of neglect, it’s a perfect blend of an attractive and low maintenance option.

Difficulty: Beginners

The Zanzibar Gem is a resilient plant, perfect for beginners

Pets

Careful with pets.
The plant may cause mild irritation if ingested.

Light

Prefers medium-bright indirect light, but very tolerant of all light levels · View Light Guide

Pot Design & Size

A feminine and elegant silhouette, the Nouvelle ceramic is an ode to the relaxed aesthetic of a chic countryside retreat. Inspired by the classic bell planters popularized in the 1960s, this style is a modern update on an ever-trendy design.

Construction and details
  • Made with proprietary, lightweight clay blend
  • Hand-finished with custom-formulated matte glaze
  • Glazed inside and out and 100% waterproof
  • Sized to fit 6” grow pots with extra room for drainage
  • No drainage hole; intended for use with nursery grow pot
Plant arrives in nursery grow pot nestled inside ceramic planter.
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Care Essentials

Light

Prefers medium-bright indirect light, but very tolerant of all light levels · View Light Guide

Water

Water sparingly, prefers to dry out between waterings

Care Guide

More information can be found in the Zanzibar Gem.

NOUVELLE: ELEGANCE REIMAGINED

A feminine and elegant silhouette, the Nouvelle ceramic is an ode to the relaxed aesthetic of a chic countryside retreat. Wake up to the sights and sounds of nature at your door... dawn slowly spreading across the sky, birds softly chatting in the trees, and subtle signs of life stirring in the hills. Where classic meets modern, the Nouvelle ceramic offers a playful, contemporary update to the common bell-shaped design. Light as a feather, solid as stone, and featuring a graceful hint of a bottom lip, it's crafted with a proprietary clay blend and hand-finished with custom-formulated matte glaze. Discover your favorite new plant set with the Nouvelle ceramic and bring nature’s effortless beauty into your home.

What's included

When you purchase a plant from Léon & George, each order is prepared with the utmost care and service:

  • Sourced from top California growers
  • Hand-selected for health, shape and beauty
  • Cleaned and shined with our own all-natural soaps
  • Trimmed and pruned for blemishes
  • Inspected and treated with systemic bug protection
  • Soil is topped with preserved forest moss or pebbles for a refined finished touch
  • Carefully wrapped, packed and sealed for their journey to you

When ordered with a ceramic pot, your set is assembled with our staging method for optimal airflow and drainage. Léon & George plants are fitted into the highest quality of small batch, hand-finished stoneware ceramic pots, which are renowned for their high-fire, waterproof, ultra-strong material.

Loved by 80,000 & counting A world of lush greenery.
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customer reviews for the Zanzibar Gem

Quick, exciting service = happy plant parent!

I received my plant as a pick me up gift from my mom. It was estimated to come later in the week, but arrived much sooner than expected. I was so excited when I opened the plant and it was in perfect condition, especially considering it came all the way across the country.

Maria B.

Verified Buyer

April 04, 2023

Pittsburgh, PA

Beautiful!

So healthy. Outstanding packaging and delivery

Janet R.

Verified Buyer

March 23, 2023

Manchester Center, VT

Perfect

Exactly what I expected and more .

Troy W.

Verified Buyer

April 16, 2022

Mt. Juliet, TN

not for me, but a birthday present for someone else. They are very happy with it. And it seems very healthy

Denise F.

Verified Buyer

March 14, 2022

Santa Monica, CA

All as advertised. Plant and planter are both great. Plant is low maintenance and looks good!

Ana L.

Verified Buyer

January 17, 2022

Questions about the Zanzibar Gem

How big can a Zanzibar Gem grow?

Zanzibar Gems can grow up to five feet tall indoors.

Do Zanzibar Gems purify the air?

Zanzibar Gems are powerful air purifiers, and remove formaldehyde, xylene and nitrogen oxides from the air while also converting carbon dioxide into oxygen.

Are Zanzibar Gems toxic or poisonous to humans or pets?

Zanzibar Gems are considered to be toxic, and care should be taken around pets. Consumption can result in illness.

Do Zanzibar Gems need a lot of light?

Zanzibar Gems are flexible and do not require much sunlight to thrive, though they will grow fastest in spaces that receive medium to bright, direct sunlight.

Are Zanzibar Gems succulents?

Yes, Zanzibar Gems are succulents, and store moisture in their leaves, stems and root sacs.

What's included with the plant when it's delivered as a gift?

Every gift order includes the plant and pot set, simple care instructions to keep the plant happy and healthy. Gift orders are also covered under our 45-day guarantee and our Plant Doctor program, which means the recipient can message us anytime for plant care support. Being a new plant parent can have its ups and downs, but we make sure our plants are simple to care for and easy to love!

What makes Léon & George different from other online plant shops?

We’ve made it our mission to provide the highest quality of products and the highest quality of experiences to our customers. 

Exceptional Products

When you shop with Léon & George, you receive hand-selected, California grown greenery which has been carefully inspected for quality, beauty, and size. We source our plants from local growers that we trust. Every Léon & George plant is trimmed, cleaned, styled, and treated with our own all-natural soap, fertilizers and insecticides, in-house.

Léon & George plants are fitted into the highest quality of small batch, hand-finished stoneware ceramic pots, which are renowned for their high-fire, waterproof, ultra-strong material. The plants are potted for optimal airflow and drainage, and finished with decorative preserved forest moss.

Our plant care items are formulated in-house and produced locally using all natural ingredients and time-tested recipes.

Excellent Service

Every plant set is processed swiftly and securely shipped in custom-engineered insulated packaging.

Local delivery in Southern California epitomizes a frictionless experience, with streamlined communication and exemplary customer service as our team delivers and places your plant in your desired location and takes away any unwanted wrapping materials. 

A Lifetime of Support

We offer free lifetime access to our Plant Doctor service, through which our team members of master gardeners and horticulture experts are available to offer any necessary plant care support you may require. 

Try our service and experience the Léon & George difference. Our commitment to quality is our legend, and it’s how we’ve become the foremost industry leader in greenery.

Can I order now and schedule delivery for a later date?

Yes you can!

At checkout you can select if you'd like your order to be sent right away or at a later date. This will come in handy if you'll be traveling or are planning for a special occasion.

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Will you ship my plants during winter?

We take extra precautions to make sure your order arrives in the best condition. This includes monitoring weather conditions, adding extra layers of protection to packages, and minimizing potential exposure to extreme cold.

Orders shipping to the East Coast may be held to ship on Mondays and Tuesdays to ensure the shortest transit time possible. In cases of extreme weather, we may hold your order until conditions improve. In these cases, you will be notified of the delay and the new projected ship date. Our 45 Day Guarantee is here for you and damages sustained by cold weather during transit or delivery will be promptly addressed by our team.

What's included with each plant set?

When you purchase a plant from Léon & George, you're getting a lot more than just a plant. Here's what's included with each of our sets:

  • Hand-selected, California-grown greenery, inspected for quality, beauty, and size. A plant that's trimmed, cleaned, styled, and treated with all-natural soap and insecticide.
  • Fitting to a handmade, 100% ceramic pot. Each plant is potted for optimal airflow and drainage, and our ceramics are fully water sealed which means they won't damage your floors. Plant sets are finished with decorative preserved forest moss.
  • Optional handmade wood stands crafted with teak or mahogany wood and finished with a non-VOC natural oil finish. Our stands also include felt pads to protect your floors. Upon arrival, easy care instructions for your plant.
  • Lifetime access to our Plant Doctors for any necessary plant care support along the way.

What is your 45-day guarantee all about?

We want to assure you that anyone can be a successful plant owner. Our plants are all easy to care for and come with foolproof care instructions. It takes a little practice to develop a green thumb, but if the plant dies within your first 45 days, we'll replace it!

> Read through our 45 Day Guarantee terms to see how it works.

Do you sell plants without a ceramic pot?

Yes, you can see our plant selection by clicking here.

The plants come with their nursery pot, our 45-day guarantee, and plant doctor access.

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How are your plants different from the ones at local nurseries, or big-box retailers?

Léon & George is not your typical plant shop. We make it possible for you to get the interior design look you've seen in your favorite magazines and design blogs, without the hassle of buying and matching separate greenery, planters, and stands. We do this by pairing each plant with a custom planter designed to fit your space and meet your plant's needs for healthy growth.

We use only the highest quality greens, sourced from growers who are kind to their crops! That means our plants are never rushed, shocked, or treated with harmful chemicals. We're willing to wait longer—and pay our suppliers more—to get the best products available. And we pass the benefits on to you, our customers: premium greenery that will complement your home decor and look phenomenal for years to come.

What is the status of my order?

You can check your order’s status by heading to My Account and selecting the correct order. You can also find more information in the confirmation email receipt sent to you at the time of your order. If you did not receive a confirmation email, check your spam folder or contact us at [email protected]. We’re happy to help!

Why didn't I receive my order confirmation email?

Don't panic! Your order is probably in the works and will be confirmed shortly. Double check your spam folder. The email confirmation is sent from [email protected]

If you have any questions or concerns about your selections, you can always contact us at [email protected] and we can resend your confirmation email. In the meantime, check out these delightful plant puns from our friends at Thought Catalog.

What if I travel somewhere – will my indoor plants die?

Not necessarily, especially if you plan ahead a bit. If you're going away for a week or less, there should be no problem if you soak the soil in advance. And if you're going away for longer check out our blog post or send us an email at [email protected] and we'll give you instructions for prepping your plant for the long haul.

Your plants look so perfect in the pictures… Are they real?!

Yes! Our plants are 100% real, which means that they'll need a little TLC to keep growing. But thanks to our plant care and design team, they'll be styled, nurtured, and primed for life indoors before they arrive at your door. And we promise, if you're kind to your plants, they'll return the favor! Learn about the health benefits of spending time around plants.

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