Sunday, February 15, 2015

What ZZ Plant New Growth Looks Like

I gotta say, this ZZ Plant [Zamioculcas zamiifolia] has been a complete joy since I bought it on sale at Lowe's. It looks lush and glossy, and thrives on neglect. The one in my bathroom has already sent up a shoot of new growth, a tiny spear of leaves that unfurls into a new long stem of lighter green leaves.

It starts with a tiny spear head that peaks out of the succulent bulby base. One of these spear heads has been there for a while - it's as if they get set and ready to go but wait for optimal conditions to shoot off, and then once then do there's no going back.

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Little spear tips wrapped in brown sheaths ready to take off. Once they do it's sort of all or nothing.

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A new shoot starts, and once it does it really takes off quickly! It explodes with new lighter green growth.

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This new stem shot straight up in the bathroom with weekly watering and humidity from the shower.
This new stem has 13 leaves compared to 8 on the next longest stem. I bet each new stem gets more and more leaves until before you know it you have a monster house plant.

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