Wait until the roots are reasonable substantial before either putting back into the pot with the original plant, or pot it up on it's own. The Raven ZZ plant will look great in modern and contemporary homes, especially when paired with Chinese evergreens or snake plants. Ensure your plant is receiving filtered indirect light. 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. The ZZ plant will accommodate a broad spectrum of light conditions, however it doesn't like harsh direct sunlight found in South facing windows. Little or no growth isn't really a problem but it's actually the ZZ plant's most annoying (but normal) trait. Very elegant. Growth only tends to occur if the temperature is above 18°C / 64 °F. The plant is sensitive to this, so be careful, when in doubt it's better for the soil to be too dry rather than too wet. Remove disease infested leaves to stop it spreading to the rest of your plant. Unfortunately if given the chance, Aphids love the chance to suck sap from the ZZ plant. It just sits there.
If you take a look at our photo just below you can see three leaves sticking out of the soil. Another disadvantage of ZZ Plant ownership is that it has an annoying tenancy to not do anything. The ZZ Plant in the photo here is quite small but they can grow quite big after a few years. Tolerant of all types of light from low to high, the Raven ZZ is great for those with busy days or who may forget to water their plants here and there! The new stems emerge out of the soil and quickly get taller before opening up, just like a cocoon. PlantInstructions.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for websites to earn referral/advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. It only needs to be a weak solution for it to work, then spray. If you choose to propagate by leaf cuttings then it will be a while before you'll see results. On the other hand, for productive and fast growth the soil needs to be moist for the majority of the time between late Spring to early Autumn / Fall. Even when it's growing, a weak feed once a month is more than adequate. The ZZ does grow flowers from time to time, but they're basic and not very exciting (see gallery for pictures). New leaves start out light green. So think carefully about this, as excessive division will affect the final appearance of your plants. However this is unlikely if the plant is already indoors, or want to bring your plant insider for Winter. 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. Warmer temperatures tend to result in more growth overall. There are a few other less common ways to propagate ZZ Plants such as rooting stem cuttings in water. Over the last 20 years Tom has successfully owned hundreds of houseplants and is always happy to share knowledge and lend his horticulture skills to those in need. Well, the main disadvantage is that there's only a couple of ZZ Plant varieties and cultivars. He is the main content writer for the Ourhouseplants Team. If rot has set in then the affected parts of the plant are about to collapse into a mushy mess. The photo above shows an infestation along with the consequences - diseased leaves. When we did this we waited 6 months for enough roots to have formed before transferring from the water vase to soil. Use left/right arrows to navigate the slideshow or swipe left/right if using a mobile device, Plant Installations: office, event, space or studio. Sometimes it goes by the name Eternity Plant or Emerald Palm. The most common is the all green variety shown in almost every picture in this article. This new plant that's about to hit the market this spring, is all the rage with houseplant lovers and interior designers! Growth: New growth will be bright lime green, however as it matures the leaves will begin to turn dark with time.
Your Black Raven ZZ only needs to be watered fortnightly, allowing its soil to completely dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot. 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. Make sure you allow its soil to fully dry out between waterings. Black Raven ZZ can live in low to bright, indirect sunlight. In fact, its foliage is so dark, that it may appear black in rooms with low light. Most of us are very familiar with the ZZ houseplant, but have you ever heard of the Raven ZZ plant? Don't use leaf shine products as this can be harmful and once washed, the natural gloss will come back. If you choose to propagate by leaf cuttings then it will be a while before you'll see results. From the beginner to the more experienced, there's something for everyone. Slow to moderate. All you need to do is gently pull off a leaf from the stem, allow the raw edge to dry slightly (few hours to a day) and then pot it up in a free draining compost mix with the raw edge going in first.
Dwarf ZZ plant or ‘Zamicro’ – Shorter than the normal That said, it's a versatile and great looking houseplant with a lot going on to help it stand out from the rest. A bit hard to find. Dry, crispy tips leaf tips: indicates your plant is underwatered or has been scorched by direct sunlight. It's spread however is limited only by the size of the container it's in, very wide containers will result in a bushy plant (after many years). 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. Some people have told us their plant hasn't grown at all since they brought it... 6 months ago! Inside are all the new glossy leaves which will gradually emerge and fan out.