The Zamioculcas (ZZ plant) originates from Zanzibar, Kenya and Madagascar. It is a popular houseplant and that is not only because it is so easy. The Zamioculcas has beautiful shiny leaves. And this sheet forms zig in the well-known zigzag shape.
- Zamioculcas (ZZ plant)
- Vase with water or flowerpot with fresh potting soil
- Optional: plant rooting powder
Step-by-step plan for the propagation of a Zamioculcas (ZZ plant)
- First, disinfect the scissors with pure alcohol or disinfectant.
- You can propagate a Zamioculcas very easily. With the scissors you can cut a cutting with at least two leaves.
- Then apply some rooting powder to the wound of the cutting and mother plant. Then let the rooting powder dry well.
- Don’t you have any rooting powder? That is not a problem, but rooting powder can ensure that root growth is stimulated.
- You can root a Zamioculcas cutting in two ways: in water and in soil.
Propagating in water: Remove the bottom leaf of the cutting. Then place the cutting in a vase with water. Make sure to change the water at least once a week. Once the roots are about 5 to 10 centimeters long in water, you can repot them.
Propagating in soil: Put the cutting directly into a flower pot with fresh soil. Give a small amount of water and then place a plastic sandwich bag over the cutting and the flower pot. Keep the soil moist by spraying every week with a plant sprayer. After one month, enough roots have developed and you can remove the plastic bag.
Whichever method you choose, it does not really matter for the Zamioculcas cutting.