Our Green Friends Part-3 : Gem o’ Z

I welcome you all readers to Part-3 of Our Green Friends. This post and every other post in this series is intended to discuss the benefits of having more green in our surroundings.

The previous posts in this series were:

1) Our Green Friends Part-1

2) Our Green Friends Part-2

The plant I will discuss with you today is known as the Zanzibar Gem or simply the ZZ plant.

I will share a few pictures of this plant from my garden and will give you a simple tip relating to its propagation from my personal experience.

Origin:

The ZZ plant has its origin in Africa. Infact four decades back no other continent was aware of its existence.

The Zanzibar Gem

Benefits:

The ZZ plant is known to be an effective air purifier. Yes! A natural air purifier.

Since I suffer from breathing disorder, this is one of the plants that I have introduced into my study room.

The plant has a beautiful natural look making it a must have in an office or study. Moreover it removes Toluene and Xylene from air which makes it worth having in your home.

A young ZZ sapling sprouting out

Propagation:

This is from my experience. Have a look:

Picture 1 depicts a broken stalk. The tip of this stalk somehow broke and I had to remove the tip. I didn’t throw it away and instead I placed it on the mud.

Result? It developed roots.

Yes! As simple as that. Of course there are many other propagation tips to be found.

Picture 1

Here’s some more.

Picture 2(a) – Another broken stalk
Picture 2(b) – Tip of the broken stalk

Care:

Over watering can lead to rotting of the plant. Water as per the plants requirement.

Light requirement is also low. Although I give my plant a fair share of sunlight especially during noon.


I hope you enjoyed reading this post and I would personally plead you all to introduce more plants into your immediate surroundings. This really helps us a lot.

Thank you for reading.

Have a great day ahead!


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