ZZ Plant Propagation by Division
In late winter/early spring, my ZZ Plant started putting new growth in a big way. That new growth is spring green, as opposed to the older dark green foliage. It was then I decided to propagate.
To remove the ZZ from the pot I ran the pruning saw around the perimeter of the root ball to loosen it from the grow pot. The plant was turned on its side and I firmly pushed on the pot to loosen the root ball even more.
This ZZ was so dense it was hard to get a clear dividing line, if you know what I mean. I picked the best point to cut into (which gave a 1/3 to 2/3 division) and starting saw away. It was a little tough getting through the fleshy roots and swollen rhizomes.
When it time to repot the ZZ, I used a planting mixture of 3/4 potting soil with 1/4 succulent and cactus mix. A few handfuls of compost were tossed in along the way as well.
I also added a 1 inch layer of worm compost towards the top. This all ensures that the mix will drain really well (those thick, fleshy roots & rhizomes store water so this plant is subject to rot) yet is adequately and naturally nourished.
After I finished, I took the 3 plants out to the garden and gave them a good and thorough watering
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