We bought this plant some days ago, but are unable to identify it correctly. Earlier I thought it to be Eucalyptus but it doesn't look like one.

enter image description here

2 Answers 2


I believe the many faces of Euphorbia strikes again. To me, this is Euphorbia (Pedilanthus) tithymaloides. Perhaps the dwarf cultivar "nana" form which is more compact.

enter image description here

enter image description here

enter image description here

enter image description here


This appears to be a ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia).

According to the product info page from http://www.logees.com, the ZZ plant was named Houseplant of the Year and has the following description,

The ZZ plant is ideal for low light conditions where few other plants thrive. The dark green, shiny, alternate leaves grow on stout, fleshy stalks that are swollen at the base.

Growing from an underground rhizome that stores water, the ZZ Plant is extremely tolerant to drought and low light conditions.

This indestructible houseplant has an almost prehistoric appearance! It’s an excellent container plant for interiorscapes and was named “Houseplant of the Year” for its ease of growing and unusual beauty.

  • 3
    I'm not sure this is a correct identification. Zamioculcas has smooth stems unlike this one that has segments. Also the stems of Zamioculcas has a swelling at the base and the leaves are quite shiny.
    – kevinskio
    Sep 22, 2013 at 0:16

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.