Zamioculcas is a low herbaceous plant that grows in clumps. The roots are large and meaty, and the rhizome is tuberous. A flower's rachis, which is thick and juicy and retains water, is essential. The feathers are thick and leathery to the touch. The leaf plate can be up to 40 in (100 cm) in length. During a long dry period, the plant sheds leaves from the upper portion of the leaf plate, reducing moisture evaporation and necessitating the use of the petiole from below to keep the bush hydrated.