The Zamioculcas zamiifolia, or ZZ plant (mercifully- the Latin is kind of a tongue twister!) is possibly one of the easiest plants around. It can suffer neglect to the extreme and still pull through. Hardly any light (or only florescent light)? No problem. Forgot to water it for a month and a half? No problem. It even seems to be extra resistant to pests! It's basically the perfect starter plant if you're just getting your feet wet with house plants.
Even if you're a house plant pro though, the ZZ has a lot to offer. I love it's graceful curves, and almost fake looking, deep green leaves (they're so shiny!).
Want to learn more about the ZZ? Head over to my latest Plant-o-Pedia post at The Jungalow, where I break it down. Happy weekend!