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ZZ plant help

Posted by jez00i none (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 22, 13 at 14:15

Hi all!

I have had a ZZ plant in a North facing window for over a year...it is still very much alive however, i noticed the leaves are not as shiny or plump as they were when i initially got it. Any thoughts?

thank you!


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RE: ZZ plant help

Hi Jez00i, maybe your ZZ needs more sun.


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RE: ZZ plant help

I don't believe ZZ plants are naturally shiny & I grow several of them (grown from single leaves). Nor are they plump, are you sure it's a ZZ you're talking about?

Dusty, but not too shiny & not plump; it's the plant in the back. Is that what you've got?

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Has it been watered recently?


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RE: ZZ plant help

pirate_girl, yes thats the plant! yours looks just like mine...
the image i posted is not mine...but see what i mean about shiny? I think plump was a wrong term...


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RE: ZZ plant help

jez00i, the new leaves do have a gloss; which dulls a bit with time and that pervasive film of dust. There is a 'skinny' type of duster (not the feather duster) which fits rather well along the "V" formed by the leaflets and rachis. An up down motion does restore some of the luster to the plant.


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RE: ZZ plant help

thank you, ronalawn82!


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