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Posted 3w ago by @KikiGoldblatt

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This ZZ hasn’t put out any new growth since I got it about a year ago. Any suggestions?
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They are slow growers but definitely a coco husk soil and some plant food will help
Have you thought about repotting it into something bigger or possible separating some? It could possibly be overcrowded and roots are using energy on competing for space instead of top growth. This is just a not so educated guess. Not too familiar with this plant although it is lovely.
@krunchywrap I have thought about repotting it several times. But never have. That’s a good thought. I’ll take it out today and check the roots. Thank you.
@jcPlantProper coco husk soil, where do you buy that at? Amazon? Or can I get it local? It’s getting plant food from Happy Happy Plants.
@jcPlantProper this soil. I just ordered it. Amazon give it great reviews.
@KikiGoldblatt something like this!
Awesome! I hope it can flourish!
@krunchywrap Thank you. Me too! πŸ’•πŸ’•
@KikiGoldblatt don't be discouraged, I've had a small ZZ for months with no new growth, she suddenly produced 3 new sprouts over the last week. πŸ’šπŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸ₯°
I’ve had my ZZ the longest of all my plants, 12 years I think. Now, I’m not the greenest thumb, but she does seem to be happier with roomie quarters, and has always given me growth after a repot almost as a thank you. She also does like to go outside once it gets warm, in a partial sun/shade spot. That being said, I feel like she only grows a new shoot once or twice a year, and its mostly during the summer. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
@HpflHeart I have had this one since April of last year. I know they are slow growers but no new growth at all. Sheesh πŸ™„. @sarahsalith what do you think.
My raven zz has not grown either Kristy. I feel your pain.
My ZZ hasn’t had new growth. I keep hoping she will surprise me.
Mine was the same!! I’ve had my ZZ for 5 months though and there was a new little shoot poking out that just NEVER grew. I thought it hated me. I decided to move it to a different spot in the house (originally west window to ~4’ from south window) 4 days ago and now it’s starting to grow. Maybe a coincidence, maybe not.
@Leannem I have mine in a southwest window. I wished I could put it in a south window, but my FLF is there and I don’t have room for a stand to put her.
@jcPlantProper thanks for the soil suggestion. Do you also have a recommendation for plant food ? πŸ’–β˜€οΈπŸŒ±
@LovingSunnyAZ I use this plant food whenever I water. https://happyhappyhouseplant.com/products/plant-food-fertilizer it’s magical
@LovingSunnyAZ @sarahsalith and I both use this plant food. My plants are loving it. @jcPlantProper got me to using it. I have been using it for about a month or more now.
@jcPlantProper thank you!! πŸ’–β˜€οΈπŸŒ±
@KikiGoldblatt thank you! πŸ’–β˜€οΈπŸŒ±
@KikiGoldblatt is the brown bottle just a smaller size? Available on Amazon?
@LovingSunnyAZ ahhhh. I see that Jana I posted my answer!
Just went to check on my little ZZ’s new growth….and see a new baby popping out too!! Happy Saturday!! πŸ’–β˜€οΈπŸŒ±
@KikiGoldblatt I hope that soil helps, let us know how it worked out for you :)
Same!
@KikiGoldblatt mornin, Kristy! (: ZZ will grow faster with brighter light. I have one in my plant room that has new growth all the time.

I have a ZZ in my bathroom that has one new sprout a year- the one with less light is a super slow grower.

More light = More growth.
Kristy- is that Edgar? The plant card says it's close to light. How's the Happy Happy Houseplant food going with it? (I'm halfway finished with my bottle!)
@sarahsalith I have moved it but haven’t changed my plant card. It’s about a foot or so away. Thank you.
@Sassylimey agree! No new sprouts all winter. Then, one popped up in March! 😍πŸͺ΄
@Esmeralda @Amberkeke will do. Thank you.
@sarahsalith I’m close to getting their on my first bottle. I have 2 others. My plants are loving it. And yes that is Edgar, Edgar was my papaws name. I also have another ZZ named Ruth, which was my mamaw. She sprouted for me late last year.
@KikiGoldblatt that's so sweet that you named them after your grandparents! β™₯️β™₯️
My raven zz seems to constantly be growing, although recently I noticed it's TINY shoots. I've got mine under a grow light, though. So that might be contributing to her showing off a bunch. I'm about to repot her as she's looking very crowded these days.
@raaspra I may just move mine to my grow light. Is yours the red/blue grow lights? I have 2 different types. One with white/blue/red and the others are just blue/red.
@KikiGoldblatt I've got her under a full spectrum LED grow light. It's the GE bulb in just a normal floor lamp.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/821160605
@raaspra I have one of those but my husband insists on having a smart home so all out lights are smart bulbs πŸ’‘ πŸ˜‚
@KikiGoldblatt 🀣 Maybe you can convince him that one bulb won't make a difference.
It'll be ok! My akebono took nine months in bright light to produce a single new stalk and that was including the entire summer period πŸ™‚ they're just slow growers, but brighter light does help
@thefoliagegirl thank you for your insight Sarah. πŸ’•
Sounds frustrating! I’ve really been wanting a ZZ plant but I like fast growers, maybe I’ll get myself one whenever I become more patient lol!
Mine did nothing for a year and now 7 new shoots! But the Raven - nothing.
@LovingSunnyAZ is only available thru the link that @jcPlantProper posted. My plants are loving this food, plus it has a bit of fertilizer in it as well.

https://happyhappyhouseplant.com/products/plant-food-fertilizer
@raaspra that’s the same light I have just sitting in its box. :(
@LovingSunnyAZ

Here is the pics of the plant food I use and they ship fast.
@KikiGoldblatt thank uou Kristy!
@KikiGoldblatt great!! Thank you!!!
@LovingSunnyAZ you are very welcome!

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