How to take care of ZZ plant in summer?

Optimal Light Conditions

ZZ plants thrive in a range of light conditions, from low to bright indirect light. In summer, protect your ZZ plant from direct sunlight, which can scorch its leaves. Place it in a spot where it receives bright, indirect light for the best growth.

Watering Routine

Watering needs for ZZ plants are minimal due to their drought-tolerant nature. In summer, water your ZZ plant when the top inch of soil feels dry. Be careful not to overwater; let the soil dry out between waterings to prevent root rot.


ZZ plants prefer average household humidity and temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Summer humidity is usually adequate, but in very dry climates, use a humidifier or place a tray of water near the plant to maintain moisture.


During the active growing season in summer, feed your ZZ plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. 


Prune your ZZ plant to remove any yellowing or dead leaves. This not only improves the plant’s appearance but also promotes new growth. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears to avoid introducing diseases.


If your ZZ plant has outgrown its pot, summer is a good time to repot it. Choose a pot that is one size larger and has drainage holes. Use a well-draining potting mix, such as one formulated for succulents or cacti, to ensure proper drainage.

Pest Control

Keep an eye out for common pests such as spider mites and aphids, especially in the warmer months. If you notice any pests, treat the plant with insecticidal soap or neem oil, and wipe the leaves regularly to keep them clean and pest-free.

 Air Circulation

Ensure good air circulation around your ZZ plant to prevent fungal diseases. Avoid placing the plant in a stagnant, humid corner, and consider using a fan to improve air movement if necessary.