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Re: [aroid-l] ZZ Plant

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] ZZ Plant
  • From: "Petra Schmidt" petra@plantdelights.com
  • Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 12:30:34 -0400

Yes, this one is an odd aroid...I've used it in propagation class to
demonstrate leaf cuttings; they form bulbs very easily.  I did see that
Zamioculcas zamiifolia made it onto the Top 10 Foliage Plants List
(Florida); nice glossy leaves, nice overall form...and I've seen it at
"better" garden centers for about $50 (8" pot) so your KMart/Home Depot find
was a bargain...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Plantsman" <plantsman@prodigy.net>
To: "Aroid-L" <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 9:51 PM
Subject: [aroid-l] ZZ Plant

> I bought this unusual looking succulent-like plant on a lark
> while visiting my area Home Depot several months ago.  I'd never
> run across anything like this before and not knowing anything
> about it, brought it home and thus far and have managed not to
> kill it.   It was unidentified outside of a "Tropical Foliage"
> tag on the 8" pot and was $7.99.   Last week at our new Super
> Wal-Mart, I was surprised to see it again and noted that they
> were tagged as a "ZZ Plant".  After doing a little research with
> that name, I was surprised to find that it was the aroid,
> Zamioculcas zamiifolia.  It had to be the most un-aroid looking
> plant I've seen yet!
> Does anyone have any tips on how to successfully grow this
> outside of not watering it too much?  I've had it outside since
> June, where it gets about three to fours hours of direct midday
> sun.  Do these ever bloom?  What is the inflorescence like?
> Thanks!
> David Sizemore
> Kingsport, TN (Zone 6a)
> plantsman@prodigy.net

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