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krystenr1
Aug 27, 2017 8:44 PM CST
My Zanzibar Gem has been in this pot since I bought it about a year ago and it has seen really incredible growth in that time. I love that it can do well with so little sunlight. Really impressive plant. This pot doesn't have drainage but I've never worried about it much since I only water it once every month or so. Any reason at this point to think I should switch it to a pot with drainage? I only ask because lately it has been putting out new leaves quite often and wondering if I should be concerned it will need more space?


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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Aug 28, 2017 1:08 PM CST
"Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Don’t Sit In Water

Don’t let the plant to sit in water or stay wet or you may experience root rot. The plant does better when kept on the dry side. If you water the ZZ too much or the plant sits in water you may find yellowing leaves." Needs drainage. Gene
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 29, 2017 10:19 AM CST
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) grows from underground rhizomes that store water; those rhizomes will eventually fill the pot so at some point it may indeed need a larger container but it looks happy and healthy right now so I'd leave well enough alone.
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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Aug 29, 2017 10:27 AM CST
I personally wouldn't grow any houseplant in a pot with no drainage.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Aug 29, 2017 10:35 AM CST
I grow a few things (successfully) without drainage but it may just be luck that my plants survive; I have a very lax watering routine.
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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Aug 29, 2017 10:54 AM CST
I agree with Sue. Gene
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WillC
Sep 2, 2017 2:49 PM CST
Of course, it is preferable to put plants in pots with drain holes. But as long as you know what you are doing, it certainly is possible to successfully grow and maintain plants in pots without a drain hole. Krysten, you seem to have found the right formula for avoiding soggy roots and root rot.
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