How to grow Zamioculcas zamiifolia from cuttings

Zamioculcas zamiifolia
  • Common name(s): Zamioculcas, Aroid Palm, ZZ Palm
  • Family: Araceae
  • Stem cuttings: yes
  • Leaf cuttings: yes
  • Root cuttings/runners: yes shows short runners
  • Time: the year round
  • Lighting: bright to to part sunny, moring or evening sun, winter sun
  • Soil: well drained, mixes for cacti and succulents or potting soil with sand (2:1)
  • Temperature: 16 to 30 °C works but the cuttings do better with a minimum of 22 °C
  • New growth after: first roots show up after 8 to 12 weeks. Then the rhizome starts to grow. Which may take 6 to 12 months. Afterwards the leaves appear.
  • More infos: for the first 8 to 12 weeks keep the soil moist but not wet. Afterwards allow to nearly dry between the waterings.

How to grow Zamioculcas zamiifolia from leaf cuttings

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Cut some leaves with a clean knife or scissor.
Caution: Contact with the plant juice can cause skin irritation.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

The leaves can be planted immediately after cutting.
The depth is 2 centimeters to approximately half of the leaf height.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Place the pot in a bright to to part sunny place. It does not have to be covered. Keep the soil moist but not wet for the first 8 to 12 weeks. Afterwards allow to nearly dry between the waterings.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

After one year the young plants rhizomes are about 2 centimeters long.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

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