Caring for ZZ Plants eBook
Zamioculcas zamiifolia has been nicknamed the Indestructible Plant, and for good reason! These hardy houseplants can survive almost any conditions and continue to grow with very little input from us. But there is a BIG difference between surviving and thriving!
In this 80+ page, photo-filled eBook from The Healthy Houseplant, you’ll learn what it takes to get your ZZ Plant to reach its fullest potential. From basics like ideal light exposure and watering practices to more advanced information like propagation techniques and nursing a suffering ZZ back to health, you’ll soon find out everything you need to know to grow the ZZ Plant of your dreams.
Book comes in PDF format.
Tired of Killing Expensive Houseplants?
Our eBook covers everything you need from day-to-day care to processes that should be done once a month or even once per year.
Curious About the Perfect Lighting for ZZs?
We know ZZs do well in low light, but where should they be placed for maximum growth potential? Find out that and more in this book.
Unsure What’s Up With Your Plant?
Read all about the most common issues affecting ZZ Plants and then learn how to nurse your ailing ZZ Plant back to health.
Topics Covered in This Book:
- How Toxic Are ZZs Really?
- What Is a Rhizome and Why Do ZZs Have Them?
- Proper Watering Techniques and Light Levels
- Tips for Fertilizing ZZ Plants
- The Most Common Reasons for Pruning Your Plant
- Step By Step Instructions for Repotting ZZs
- How to Propagate ZZs from Stems, Leaves and Rhizomes
- Help Diagnosing Unhealthy Plants and How to Treat Them
Read It For Yourself With This Excerpt From The Book
“This Quickest Way to Kill the Un-killable Plant: ZZ Plants are known as the “un-killable” houseplant, making them an appealing choice for plant collectors. However, if ZZs were to have an Achilles’ heel, it would be overwatering. More so than light exposure, nutrient deficiencies, and temperature fluctuations, improper watering has the most significant effect and is the quickest way to kill your ZZ Plant.
Why is that? When you overwater your ZZ Plant, the root system is overwhelmed with excess moisture and tends to get soggy and waterlogged. This can cause all sorts of problems, from depriving the plant of much-needed oxygen and nutrient uptake from the soil, to root and rhizome rot that can destroy necessary functions and spread to the rest of the plant.
Something you may not know is that overwatering can occur in several different ways. The first is the most obvious: adding too much water too frequently. However, planting in a container without a drainage hole, choosing the wrong size container, or using soil that doesn’t drain quickly are other silent causes of overwatering.
Preventing overwatering in the first place is one hundred times easier than repairing the damage done. For that reason, make sure your plant is set up to drain effectively and always check the soil before watering. When in doubt, wait a few more days before adding any more water to your ZZ.