Hey there, green thumb! Are you feeling a little unsure about how to properly water a ZZ plant? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
In this article, we’ll be diving into the ins and outs of watering your ZZ plant so that it can thrive in all its glossy, green glory.
How Often Should I Water My ZZ Plant?
The key to keeping your ZZ plant happy and healthy is to not over or underwater it. The frequency at which you should water your ZZ plant will depend on a variety of factors, including the size of the pot, the temperature, and the humidity.
It’s best to wait until the top inch of soil has dried out before watering again.
Here’s a handy table to give you an idea of how often you should water your ZZ plant based on the size of the pot:
|Pot Size||Watering Frequency|
|4 inches||Once a month|
|6 inches||Every 3 weeks|
|8 inches||Every 2 weeks|
Let’s say you have a 6-inch ZZ plant in a pot. Based on the table in the article, the watering frequency for this size pot is every 3 weeks. So, you would wait 3 weeks before watering the plant again.
Of course, always use your own judgment and check the moisture level of the soil before watering.
How Much Water Should I Use for ZZ Plant?
When it comes to watering your ZZ plant, it’s better to use too little water than too much. A ZZ plant that has been overwatered may develop root rot, which can be fatal for the plant.
A good way to ensure that you’re not using too much water is to use the “bottom watering” method. To bottom water, simply place the pot in a tray of water and let the plant soak up the water through the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot.
When you do water your ZZ plant, make sure to give it a good soak. The soil should be evenly moist, but not waterlogged.
What About Humidity?
The ZZ plant is native to a tropical environment, so it prefers a bit of humidity. If the air in your home is dry, you can increase the humidity around your plant by misting it with water or placing a humidity tray underneath the pot.
Watering your ZZ plant may seem daunting at first, but with a little bit of care and attention, you’ll be a pro in no time!
Remember, the key is to not over or underwater your ZZ plant and to let the top inch of soil dry out before watering again.