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Re: [aroid-l] ZZ Plant

Dear Bob & Aroiders:

Although this  ZZ plant has been around a long time it wasn't till recent
that it was being grown commercially. It has proven itself to be a durable
and shade & drought tolerant... Nice plant, easy to propagate but slow to
grow. Many tropical
foliage growers are now jumping on the band wagon and I predict that soon
there will be an ample supply out there in Walmart and Home Depot despite
its slow growth. I don't know if it will be as popular as the ever present
Ficus bejamina, Dracaena marginata or the Golden Pothos Vine (Epipremnum
aureum) but it has definitely established itself in the interior landscape
industry. I still have only one plant of it and that is because it was a
left over from last year's September show & sale and wandered back to my
nursery to grow out for this year's sale and I may just have to buy it back
to keep as propagation stock. If it has a draw back besides being slow it is
a little fragile when shipping and leaves to get broken off. Despite the
fact that each leaflet will grow a new plant ( given time) it can be a bad
thing when it come to transporting these guys on a big truck with all the
rough handling they receive.

Denis at Silver Krome Gardens
Homestead Florida

----- Original Message -----
From: <Plantbob@aol.com>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] ZZ Plant

  I know the foliage growers in Fl. have giant shade
> houses, so I assume that is where they would grow the ZZ.  It would be
> to hear from one of the Fl. commercial foliage growers for their comment.
> Bob K

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