Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The petite survivor

More than a year ago, I cut a "branch" off my mature ZZ plant to propagate. I planted the cutting in a small pot but left the pot outside in the garden. Then the cutting got rotted and only a "stump" was left.
A couple months ago, I needed a small pot for some other plants, so I upturned the pot with the ZZ stump in it only to find out there was a tiny shoot under the soil line!
So I re-potted everything and put the pot at the place where I could easily watch it. Finally, the new growth surfaced!
Today, I cleaned the pot, placed some pebbles and decorative mushrooms in it to look pretty.

From now, the baby ZZ plant will reside at my kitchen windowsill so I can look at it while cooking.

ZZ plant is easy to propagate as you can see. And even if you only have a "stump" left of a cutting, don't throw it away but keep watering it, you may eventually get the plant you wanted.


Kris said...

It's always wonderful to find a little surprise like that. That's the fun of gardening, we always don't know what's going to happen. Enjoy your new 'view'.

Hà Xuân said...

I sure do enjoy it, Kris. Thanks for visiting.