Airy, Porous ZZ Plant Soil

A nutrient-rich and well-draining potting mix for your ZZ plant
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 163 reviews
Regular price$19.99

☑ Top quality ZZ plant soil with synthetic-free and earth-positive ingredients (no peat moss, pumice, or perlite!)
☑ Enhances drainage, improves aeration, and boosts nutrient availability
☑ The perfect soil mix for a lively ZZ plant

Vegan Compost

Our vegan compost adds organic matter to the soil mix, which boosts soil structure and optimizes drainage. This provides a thriving environment for your ZZ plant. 

Plus, it’s a natural source of essential plant nutrients, reducing the need for harmful synthetic fertilizers.

Carbon-Negative Biochar

Biochar boosts ZZ plant growth by enhancing nutrient and water retention. It also improves soil porosity, which aids the plant’s root development.

What’s more?
It captures atmospheric carbon dioxide! In fact, every ton of biochar produced removes three tons of CO2 from the carbon cycle. 

So, it’s a sustainable, carbon-negative soil amendment — unlike peat moss, coconut coir, perlite, and vermiculite.

Root Boosting Mycorrhizae

Mycorrhizae (mahy-kuh-rahy-zee) are beneficial fungi that improve your ZZ plant roots’ water and nutrient uptake by enhancing their surface area.

This, in turn, improves the plant’s drought tolerance, helping it overcome any delays in the watering schedule.

Step 1: Pre-Moisten

To help your ZZ plant set in well, pre-moisten Rosy before adding it to pots.

How do you do this?
Add Rosy’s ZZ plant soil to a container and water it until the soil holds enough to release a few drops when squeezed. 

Step 2: Pot or repot

Take a well-draining container or planter and fill up 1/3 with the pre-moistened ZZ plant soil. 

Step 3: Plant

Gently release your ZZ plant from its current soil mix and loosen the root ball. Then, place the plant into your container with pre-moistened Rosy. 

Fill the remaining space with more potting soil, leaving an inch at the top for watering.

Step 4: Water

Thoroughly water ZZ plant, letting the excess water drain from the pot’s drainage hole. 

After the first watering, we recommend bottom watering (by placing your ZZ plant container in a tray of water). This helps reduce nutrient leaching and keeps the roots uniformly moist.

You can do a top watering occasionally to flush the soil mixture in case of excessive salt buildup.

At Rosy, we maintain eco-friendly processes from production to delivery. Moreover, our entire supply chain has a net negative carbon footprint!

And your Rosy ZZ Plant Soil Mix captures more than 2 kg of CO2 from the carbon cycle! 

This is possible since we consciously curate the most sustainable shipping, packaging, and carbon-negative ingredients like biochar. 

Find out more in our Life Cycle Assessment.

Guaranteed Analysis 0.72-0.22-0.37

Total Nitrogen (N) ..................................0.72%

     0.72 % Water Insoluble Nitrogen

Available Phosphate (P2O5)...................0.22%

Soluble Potash (K2O).............................0.37%

Derived from green compost and wood waste compost


Soil Amending Guaranteed Analysis

Active Ingredients

     Rhizophagus irregularis.........2.3 propagules/cm3

     Funneliformis mosseae..........2.1 propagules/cm3

     30% Biochar derived from pine wood

Inert Ingredients

     70% Total Other Ingredients (inert as non plant food ingredients)

Biochar reduces soil density and increases soil aeration.

Mycorrhizae may promote root mass expansion and nutrient efficiency.

Rosy Soil vs Other Soil Brands

Carbon Footprint - 2.05 kg + 3.38 kg
Promotes Soil Biodiversity 🐛 🚫
All Natural Ingredients 100% ???
Peat, Synthetics, And Fillers 🙅‍♀️ 🤷‍♂️

ZZ Plant Soil & Care Guide

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) is an ornamental succulent plant native to Eastern Africa and South Africa — commonly called Zanzibar gem or eternity plant.

Like a snake plant or peace lily, the ZZ plant is low maintenance and can thrive in indirect light or low light conditions. So it’s an ideal indoor plant for any plant lover!

Some popular Z. zamiifolia varieties include:

  • Variegated ZZ plant
  • Raven ZZ plant
  • Lucky Classic ZZ Plant

But what goes into ZZ plant care?

Let’s find out:

1. ZZ Plant Soil

A Zanzibar gem plant can survive in almost any potting medium thanks to its rhizome (an underground stem that produces shoots and roots), which can store water and plant food. 

But its root system can’t handle soggy soil.

So, to flourish, this house plant requires a potting soil or potting mix with:

    • Optimal drainage: It should be a fast draining soil mixture that retains some moisture to allow the rhizome to soak up water.
    • Light and fluffy soil: ZZ plant’s soil should be porous and airy, which helps with the rhizome and root development of the plant. Dense soil will hinder the growth of new plants.
    • Good Nutrition: The plant requires adequate nutrients (like nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus) despite being a slow grower. 

Moreover, although a ZZ plant can survive in cactus soil, the cactus mix probably won’t retain enough moisture to help the indoor plant flourish. 

That’s why it’s better to use a potting mix like Rosy, which provides the best soil conditions for ZZ plant growth — unlike cactus soil.

2. Essential ZZ Plant Care Tips

Here are some important ZZ plant care tips:

  • Plant your Zamioculcas zamiifolia in a container with a pot size about 1-2 inches larger than the root ball.
  • Keep your ZZ houseplant in a spot with bright indirect sunlight.
  • Water ZZ plant thoroughly whenever the soil dries out.
  • ZZ plant prefers slightly humid environments. So, you can use a humidifier to overcome dry conditions — even if you use an amended cactus mix.
  • Fertilize the ZZ plant soil in its growing season (spring and summer) to support plant growth.
  • Prune this houseplant to remove any yellow leaves or arching branches. You can use the stem cutting or leaf cutting for ZZ plant propagation.
  • For an enlarged rhizome, overcrowded stems, or a root-bound plant, transplant it into a bigger pot during its growing season.
  • You could also divide the rhizome and plant each division in a new container to propagate ZZ plant and enable new growth.

3. Indicators of Improper Plant Care

When your slow-growing eternity plant doesn’t get the plant care it needs, it may show warning signs like:

  • Yellowing leaves: Yellow leaves can indicate soggy soil or overwatering.
  • Brown leaves: Excessive exposure to direct sunlight may cause leaf curling or browning — move the house plant to a spot with bright indirect light.
  • Dropped plant leaves: This may indicate inadequate watering.
  • Root rot: It can imply overwatering or excessive moisture retention.
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Reviewed by Paula
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Excellent soil!

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Reviewed by sarah c.
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Create beautiful plants!!

This potty mix is different than anything I’ve ever used. I haven’t had to add to the soil. I’m able to use the soil as it comes. Seems like it’s highly nutritious. I have half my plants potted in it. I plan to pot the rest of them in the same soil!

Highly recommend! So far so good!

Only thing that I noticed it didn’t expect was that when I watered the water will run black. So don’t walk a drippy plant across the house. 🙄

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Reviewed by Gwendolyn
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Nice soil. Super dark and nutritious looking. A bit on the expensive side, so I'm not sure I'll keep purchasing the houseplant one , but definitely buy more of the cactus blend.

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Reviewed by Tawanada T.
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Make them grow

Hi just got the soil and repotting my plants. So hopefully it will be good for them.

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Reviewed by danceangel9
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Wear gloves lest you look like a Victorian orphan

I got this soil to try to revive a very sad plant in my house. I was previously using a *miraculous growing soil* but I didn’t feel like it kept moisture as well as I wanted. What I really like about this mixture is the texture. It feels almost like sand, it’s fine and soft and absolute black. Which is only relevant if you don’t wear gloves while potting…………… I didn’t feel like I was fighting all the pieces of bark and mulch normally found in these houseplant mixtures, which made planting a bit easier in my pots (they’re long and skinny so there’s plenty of space for roots but not for hands messing around). This bag filled one 14x3x4” pot (nearly to the top) and a 10x3x6” pot (shallow). If you’re conservative with soil then I’d say its A decent size for the price, but if you are on a budget or have an entire greenhouse of plants then the cost isn’t sustainable. The packaging is nice, I truly appreciate that it is resealable. Pouring was easy when the soil was dry, but I decided to pre-moisten the second batch in the bag since I knew I was going to use it up and it got all stuck up in the zipper flap. A negligible complaint, I think. It’s been a few days since I repotted and the jury is still out if it can revive my severely neglected pothos, but so far it’s looking good. I don’t see any signs of shock and the moisture seems to be keeping. Overall I think it’s worth a shot, even at the higher price point.

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