Re: [aroid-l] ZZ Plant
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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Aroid-L" <email@example.com>
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?
> David Sizemore
> Kingsport, TN (Zone 6a)