With bright green leaves and elongated branches, zz plant is one of the most recommended foliage species for indoor cultivation. If you are looking for a beautiful and easy-to-care plant, you need to know this plant by name, let’s say, at least, weird. So, keep following this post that we will tell you all about it, teach you how to plant the zz plant, how to care for the zz plant, how to make seedlings of the zz plant and also teach you how to make a beautiful The Bakewell Blanket.
The plant, originally from Africa, is widely used today in the decoration of rooms, corridors, entrance halls, corporate environments, public spaces and, above all, it is the best choice for poorly lit places. Do you know the reason for all this popularity? It adapts very well to all kinds of places and requires little lighting and ventilation, that’s why it is so famous.
However, despite the high resistance of the plant, it does not tolerate frost. In that case, protect your zz plant in cold weather, especially when the thermometers are below 18º if you don’t want to have problems.
The zz plant belongs to the family of Araceae, the same one of the glasses of milk and anthuriums, but the plant resembles more with a species known as zâmia.
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Such similarity gave rise to the scientific name zz plant. However, this is not the only name the plant has, it is also popularly known as the dollar or money tree, in direct relation to its shade of green. It is very simple to plant zz plant. Generally, zz plant seedlings are made by dividing clumps or by seeds that fall from the flowering stem.
But it is also possible to obtain zz plant seedlings from the plant’s own branches. In this case, remove a branch close to the base and leave it in the water until the roots start to appear, then just plant.
Before starting planting, have a pot of adequate size for the seedling in hand, so everything will happen as expected. It is recommended to use a pot two to three times larger than the seedling to ensure the best conditions for growth and development of the plant.
At the bottom of the pot, add expanded clay or pebbles to aid drainage. zz plant does not tolerate excess water and a good drainage system in the pot will guarantee the beauty of the leaves of this species. After filling about ¼ of the pot with clay, prepare the soil, you can find more instructions on the internet.
Thanks to the slow growth of the plant, replanting only needs to be done every three years, on average, or when you notice the need, for example. On that occasion, dismember the clump and renew the soil of the plant. New seedlings that come out of the mother clump can be planted again, giving rise to new vases of zamioculcas. zz plant is very resistant and able to survive long periods without water. Watering should be carried out once or twice a week, keeping the soil always moist, but never soaked.
With zz plant it is better to sin due to the lack of water than to the excess, since the soaked soil causes the yellowing of the leaves and even the rotting of the rhizome, which will inevitably lead the plant to death. To remain beautiful and healthy it is important to keep the soil of the zz plant pot fertilized.
Use organic matter, such as earthworm humus, to compost instead of chemical fertilizers. The fertilizer replacement should be done only every three or four months. Also remember to remove the yellow and dead leaves so as not to compromise the health of the zz plant does not support sun exposure.
Therefore, it can and should be grown in half shade or full shade. A tip to ensure even growth is to rotate the pot from time to time so that all parts of the plant can receive the same amount of light. What do you think about having one of these adorning your home?
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