Name This Plant

Asked December 14, 2019, 5:07 PM EST

What is this plant It took 2 1/2 years to grow from a cutting? Why so slow growing?
Bryan Ramsey

Garfield County Colorado

1 Response

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From the photographs, it looks like a Zamioculcas sp. (ZZ plant/Aroid Palm).
ZZ plants are generally very slow-growing. In some cases, inefficient light (too much/too little) or improper watering (too much /too little) can further stress the plant, resulting in slower growth as well. In this case, the plant appears to be healthy.

You can learn more about them here:
https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/2009/2-4/Zamioculcas.html

Just be aware, if you have pets/small children: this plant is toxic if ingested.

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