Welcome to this article that will be talking about the possibility of growing a ZZ plant in just water. This is actually really possible and a great way to propagate new plants from your main one. There are some tips and tricks that we want to mention here.
The plant should be growing in fresh water all the time, meaning you need to change it about every 2 – 3 days or so. That will help prevent a lot of bad bacteria from growing on the plant or in the water. It also makes sure that the roots always have the ability to take up fresh nutrients.
Follow along in the article below here and we will continue the topic of growing and caring for a ZZ plant. It might not be the most common variety of houseplants out there. But it’s actually a great option for beginners because of the straightforward approach to growing it.
ZZ Plant Hydroponic
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article already, the plant is one of the best ones to start propagating if you want more houseplants at home. The plant will after about 1 – 2 months start developing a proper root system that then can make it possible to replant into the soil instead.
Growing the plant in just water indefinitely is possible, but like we said, we need to change the water about every 2 – 3 days all the time. We find that propagating in water and then planting it in the soil is the best option and route to take.
It will be less maintenance if you can grow the plant in soil instead. No need for changing the water all the time. Instead, you will probably be able to just water about once a week and have a very happily growing ZZ plant.
One of the best uses we have found for growing ZZ plants in water is the possibility of saving plants from dying if the stem has broken off. Since we said that the plant can easily grow in water, propagating broken ZZ plants in water is the best way to hopefully save it from wilting completely.
It will just like propagate regularly and need to have a water change every 2 – 3 days. After a while, you will be able to repot the plant and keep it growing in soil for the rest of its life.
If you would like to learn about trimming a ZZ plant then we highly recommend you read this article right here, Trim ZZ Plant.
Can ZZ Plants Grow In Water
The ZZ plant is definitely able to be grown in just water. The plant is one of the best houseplants to just grow in water all the time. It’s a great way to propagate new growth from the main plant.
It will take a few months to propagate new plants but after that, you will hopefully have a new and healthy plant ready to be repotted into the soil. Ensure that you are changing the water pretty regularly though. That will hopefully keep away any risk of bad bacteria starting to grow on the plant.
If you would like to learn about the broken stem of a ZZ plant then this article will be great for you, ZZ Broken Plant Stem.
Is ZZ Plant A Slow Grower
The ZZ plant is not really that slow to be grown. It will take longer to grow in water than in just soil though. In pure water, the plant will take about 1 – 2 months at least before it will have developed the necessary root system.
In just soil, the plant is growing more rapidly as we can fertilize the plant more effectively than in just water. That way the plant will stay nice and green all the time if we do our job right.