Saturday, November 16, 2013

Attack of the Zamioculcas!

If anyone reading this remembers the weekly "5 on the 5th" meme suggested by Stephen Chapman a few years back, where the challenge was to post 5 pictures taken during the first 5 days of the month on a topic suggested by Stephen.

You may, or may not remember this plant. It was the subject for one of those exercises. It was a much younger, smaller plant and the suggested subject that month was "NEW" (if you click the link you can see what the plant looked like only 2 years ago. I photo-documented the growth of new branches/leaves for the world to see.

It was very small - in a 6 inch pot when I purchased it for the new apartment in 2010.  It immediately liked the new environment and began to grow nicely.

Well, today that plant has grown to the point that it's taking over my bedroom. (See the image above and click to embiggen.) And since I am Neutropenic, I am not suppose to have live indoor house plants for health reasons.  I just can't bring myself to throw it away.  It is a beauty and as long as it remains happy and productive, it has a place in my home. It has been transplanted twice since I've had it.  It may need to be so again in the near future.  Yes, I'll protect myself by wearing the damned mask and sporting hospital gloves.

Anyhoo, I took this shot this morning having noticed the extreme growth for the first time. (Hey! I've been sick for a while, OK?) Just look at the size of the thing! Oh, and there are new shoots popping through the soil in the center even in the cooler weather.

And so it goes.


  1. keep it! it's pretty and provides oxygen. screw the doctors!

  2. Last month I had to throw out two plants that HAD overtaken my bedroom and sun room. Hated to do it but the darn thing was up near the ceiling. I think everyone should have at least one live plant where they live. I still have the potted plant a neighbor gave to me for my Mother's funeral in 2010. Yes, it is reaching the ceiling but this one stays.


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