Zz Plant

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Another attempt at propagating plants. This one seems like it may take a lot longer. Prior to doing research we just left it in some water, but now I think it maybe time to plant it and let it grow in some soil. I'll update what I do that.

Common NameZz Plant
Scientific NameZamioculcas zamiifolia
Sun ExposureBright to low indirect light
Soil TypeWell-draining
Bloom TimeSpring
CareThanks to their thick rhizomes, ZZ plants are extremely drought-tolerant and can handle infrequent watering. In general, ZZ plants should be watered once the soil dries out completely—usually once every week or two depending on their growing conditions. But if necessary, ZZ plants can survive months without water, so it is better to under-water your ZZ plant than to over-water it. For more information, click here
PropagationTake a cutting from a mature ZZ plant that has at least two leaves and a portion of the stem and plant it in a well-draining soil mix. Place the cutting in a warm spot that receives bright (but not direct) light throughout the day. This method takes longer than propagation by division and you may be waiting six to nine months before any new rhizomes begin to grow!
Capitain's log
10/01/2020Noticed the root growth for one of the cuttings! Very excited that the propagation experiment is working
July 2020Prop cuts made