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Zanzibar Gem 1 ft tall Small Mid-Century Ceramic

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Mid-Century Ceramic

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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 ft 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

*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


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


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

Pot Design & Size

Construction and details
  • Sized to fit 4" grower pots with extra room for drainage
  • Glazed inside and out, completely waterproof
  • No drainage hole, plant should be staged, ideal for indoor or outdoor use
  • Elevated by a sleek Rosewood plinth, finished with non-toxic, non-VOC oil

Care Essentials


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


Water sparingly, prefers to dry out between waterings

Care Guide

Zanzibar Gems hold water in their root sacs, so they need to be watered only sparingly. Avoid overwatering, and don't be alarmed if two weeks or more go by without the need to water.

More information can be found in the Zanzibar Gem.


Our Mid-Century collection pairs high-fire ceramic pots with reclaimed wood stands, offering a nod to classic design with a focus on sustainability. Teak is used for light and dark stands, while black stands feature durable mahogany, underscoring our commitment to sophisticated indoor gardening and environmental responsibility. Designed and engineered with form and function in mind, these pieces are perfectly sized, water sealed, surface safe, and made from non-toxic materials.

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.

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With their low-maintenance disposition and fun, jungle-vibe foliage, Zanzibar Gems are a perfect fit for kids' rooms. Their full, tall foliage is emphasized by placing them in pairs to flank beds and statement furniture.

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customer reviews for the Zanzibar Gem

Incredible Packaging

Received a plant as a gift from a friend and it is just beautiful. The most surprising thing was the packaging, plants are not the easiest thing to transport but this was packaged perfectly. It’s a beautiful plant and I appreciate the offer of ongoing support from Leon & George if I have any issues. Five star for sure!

Liz F.

Verified Buyer

September 19, 2023

Leland, NC


It is easy to purchase from this company using the ground shipment. They package very well . I have purchase two plants and the watering sticks with the plant food package. My next plant is an extra large fig tree but it is still out of my budged

Tammy S.

Verified Buyer

May 01, 2023

Beaumont, CA

was great!

Jared F.

Verified Buyer

May 21, 2022

San Francisco, CA

This plant company out-performs all others!

Shipping protection and plant quality are outstanding! Their information and communication are also excellent! I am a repeat and dedicated customer!!

Kimberly L.

Verified Buyer

May 14, 2022

Phoenix, AZ

Just what I was looking for

Our little Zanzibar Gem is another delightful plant addition to our home. I was looking for a small plant to put on the small table in our entryway, and this one is the perfect size for it. As all Leon & George plants, it came perfectly arranged. It's doing very well in the low light conditions, as promised.

Laura D.

Verified Buyer

February 22, 2022

San Francisco, CA

Featured Questions

Are Zanzibar Gems succulents?

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

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.

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