Raven ZZ Plant
Raven ZZ Plant is part of the Costa Farms Trending Tropicals Collection. This beautiful dark-leaved beauty was introduced in 2019 and has enjoyed a lot of popularity among both novice and experienced houseplant collectors.
Raven was initially hard to find and sold for quite a bit. Now, the growers have enough time to expand their stock. This houseplant can be found nationwide at Walmart, The Home Depot, and Lowe’s.
Raven ZZ Plant Foliage is purple (Almost-Black)
Raven has deep purple, glossy leaves. Its dark foliage can look black in rooms that have low lighting. Justin Hancock, head of brand marketing at Costa Farms, describes this variety as “a fashionable version of an almost indestructible, tried and true houseplant.”
Its purple-black leaves stand out and can be used in many home decor styles.” The striking color and sleek leaves evoke modern farmhouse styling and go well with black and white decorating schemes.
Raven anchors a mantle or tabletop as a focal point. Raven’s bright, shiny leaves and upright stems make it an attractive plant for contemporary or modern homes. Pair it with hardy houseplants like red aglaonema and Chinese evergreen to bring out its purple-black color.
You Can Grow It, and Anybody Can
Like its green-hued cousins from the ZZ plant group, Raven is also one of the easiest houseplants to grow. This plant is perfect for busy people and doesn’t have the time or ability to maintain houseplants.
ZZ plant can tolerate almost any type of light from low to high, but it is best to keep it away from direct sunlight. Low humidity is not an issue for drought-tolerant Ravens.
They can even go for several weeks without any water. It actually thrives when the soil is allowed to dry between waterings.
It is a slow-growing species; it will grow to about 30 inches in height and width over several years.
Raven is a great choice for houseplant lovers who are looking for unusual and easy-to-keep plants.
Keep an eye out for the ZZ plant with dark leaves at grocery stores and garden centers near you.