How to propagate a ZZ plant
Back in June, I shared just how easy it is to propagate a Pothos plant. I started with 2 Pothos plants and have multiplied them throughout the house. It’s an easy and free way to grow your plants. After buying a ZZ plant from Home Depot, I discovered it’s also a very low maintenance plant and one that you can easily propagate. Here’s how to propagate a ZZ plant with simply taking some of its cuttings. I’ll also share some of my favorite house plants that are low maintenance and difficult to kill if you are cursed with what you think is a black thumb.
ZZ plants don’t need much water or sunlight. This one receives some indirect light in our family room and seems quite content with it’s environment. When you take a cutting, use clean sharp scissors. I cut two stems that had at least 4 leaves attached to them. I know you can also take leaf cuttings but I started with the stem method.
I placed them in my propagation tubes in the kids’ bathroom. I just gave this bathroom a nice refresh with affordable updates on the blog during the long quarantine. Make sure you replace the water every 4-5 days. I checked on the roots frequently and was so happy to see they started to grow within a couple of weeks. Look at those healthy roots!
Today, I decided it was time to plant them in a small pot. Since I was out of planters, I took some empty canisters from my staging room and took the lids off.
Make sure you pot your plants in a container with holes for drainage at the bottom. If you don’t, you’ll have soil rot, and ain’t nobody got time for that!
I also took the time to plant my propagated Pothos stems. Check out those gnarly roots! I rinsed the roots and placed them gently in the soil just like that.
Ahhh look how cute!! I also added a Croton plant that I picked up from Kroger last night. These 3 variety of house plants are super easy to keep alive and happy. If you kill these, I’m not sure what to tell you.
I did a little restyling of my shelves. I’ve officially become my crazy plant-loving mother. I’m not mad about it!
When all is crazy with the world, there’s something therapeutic about house plants. They make lovely gifts too especially if you end up propagating them.
Have you propagated anything recently?
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