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Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ Plant)

Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ Plant) is a stemless plant with pinnately compound leaves that arise from a stout underground rhizome. It grows…


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In addition to having to manage the short lifespan of zucchini blossoms, you also will need both male and female flowers open at the same time. Only female flowers set fruit. The male flowers are there strictly for pollinating purposes.

New zucchini plants tend to produce a lot of male flowers at first.   This can be frustrating for gardeners when they see a lot of flowers blooming but no fruits forming. Be patient. Once the plants mature a little, they will start setting flowers of both sexes. And thanks to the early male flowers, there already should be plenty of pollinating insects in the area. You will know you have female flowers when you see tiny fruits directly behind the base of the flower.

If you’re really dedicated to your zucchini harvest, you can always take pollinating matters into your own hands. You can remove the male flowers and dust their pollen onto the female flowers to help ensure good pollination takes place. You can also use an artist's paintbrush to transfer pollen from the male flower on the the female bloom. Moreover, don’t waste those early male flowers. You can still pick them, dip them in batter, and fry them up for a great treat.


Zuzu's Plant List

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Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Big Blue Eyes')
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Irises
Louisiana Iris (Iris 'Black Gamecock')
Have
Irises
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Black Madonna')
Have
Irises
Border Bearded Iris (Iris 'Blackbeard')
Have
Irises
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Blatant')
Have
Irises
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Blue Shimmer')
Have
Irises
Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bluebeard's Ghost')
Have
Irises
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bold Encounter')
Have
Irises
Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bold Statement')
Have
Irises
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bonanza')
Have
Irises
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Boss Tweed')
Have
Irises
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Boysenberry Buttercup')
Have
Irises
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Broad Shoulders')
Have
Irises
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Broome Sunset')
Have
Irises
Pacific Coast Iris (Iris 'Brown Velvet')
Have
Irises
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Burnt Offering')
Have
Irises
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bye Bye Blues')
Have
Irises
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Cabaret Act')
Have
Irises
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Cajun Cooking')
Have
Irises
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Cameo Wine')
Have
Irises

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How to Grow ZZ Plants

ZZ plants do best in bright to moderate, indirect light, but will do fine in extremely low levels of light. This plant makes an ideal plant for a window-less office or bathroom where it will only receive small amounts of fluorescent light.

While ZZ plants can take direct light, you may see some scalding on the leaves if it is left in direct light. Additionally, curling leaves, yellowing, and leaning can all be an indication of too much light. When you notice curling taking place, it typically means the plant is trying to move away from the light source. Move the plant to a shadier location or farther away from the light source. You can also try filtering the light with curtains or blinds if moving the plant is not feasible.


Zamioculcas Zamiifolia (ZZ Plant)

Zamioculcas Zamiifolia or the ZZ Plant (say Zee Zee Plant) is an uncomplicated and easy to care for popular houseplant.

The ZZ Plant in the photo here is quite small but they can grow quite big after a few years

As well as being a cinch to keep alive (further into this article we'll give you a step by step care guide for keeping your plant healthy), the other advantage of this newish introduction to the world of houseplants is that it's currently really fashionable, suiting both a contemporary or traditional home.

It only started to be grown in mass by Dutch nurseries (which is where the majority of the western world's houseplants come from) in the late 1990's and has gradually become more and more popular.

It's a versatile and great looking plant with a lot going on to help it stand out from the rest.

Some of the ZZ Plant benefits are that it's stylish, attractive and easy to take care of, with a straightforward propagation method. It can take a reasonable amount of neglect without adverse effects and appears impervious to the majority of pests which can afflict other plants.

From its starchy potato-like rhizomes at the base of each stem to the oval shaped glossy leaves which are arranged along its contrasting colored stem in a herringbone fashion. It's also ridiculously simple to propagate more plants! So what's not to love about it?

Well, the main disadvantage is that there's only a couple of ZZ Plant varieties and cultivars. The most common is the all green variety shown in almost every picture in this article. Sometimes it goes by the name Eternity Plant or Emerald Palm.

In the last few years, a newer variety has arrived on the open market which is called Zamioculcas Zamiifolia 'Raven' or the Raven ZZ Plant. This one has dark maroon leaves which in a certain light look almost black. As it's a new introduction it might be difficult to find and consequently may attract a high premium by way of its selling price.

Another disadvantage of ZZ Plant ownership is that it has an annoying tenancy to not do anything. At all. It doesn't grow, it doesn't die. It just sits there.

For some people, this won't matter in the slightest, but a lot of keen gardeners and indoor plant owners like feedback from their plants. When things are right they grow and flourish, when conditions aren't so good the plant lets you know about it through its sickly appearance and in that respect the ZZ Plant can be difficult to understand.

However, the Our House Plants.com team love it. All parts of the plant are toxic and so it might not be the best houseplant for homes with curious pets or children. That said, it's a versatile and great looking houseplant with a lot going on to help it stand out from the rest.

If you're finding it hard to find a ZZ Plant you can buy them from Amazon.


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