The 10 Signs That Your ZZ Plant Is Under watered

If you’re having trouble getting your ZZ plant to grow, it might be due to under watering.


Here are the 10 signs that your ZZ plant is underwater or:

1) The leaves are drooping or wilting. 
2) The leaves are brown yellow.
3) The stem is soft and bendable.
4) The plant isn’t growing new leaves.
5) You can see roots coming out of the bottom of the soil. This means that it is time to water your plant!
6) The soil takes a long time to dry up after watering, compared with other plants in the same container.
7) When you water your plant, the water doesn’t seem to be going down into the soil.
8) The leaves are small and stunted.
9) White powder is growing on the leaves.
10) The plant is losing its leaves.

 If you’re seeing any of these signs, your ZZ plant is definitely in need of more water! The best solution is to water your plant more often, making sure that the soil is always damp. You might also want to try using a pot with a drainage hole, so that the water can escape and your plant won’t be sitting in a pool of water.

ZZ plants like moist soil, but they don’t like to be underwater! With a little more time and attention, you’ll be growing ZZ plants like a pro in no time.

The Best 10 Methods to grow better ZZ Plants as indoor houseplants.

 1) Check the light requirements before buying your ZZ plant. They need bright light to grow well.
 2) Make sure the pot has good drainage. Put some gravel in the bottom of the pot to help with drainage.
 3) Give your ZZ plant a good watering once a week. You can test to see if the plant needs water by sticking your finger in the soil. If it’s dry up to your second knuckle, then it’s time to water.
 4) ZZ plants like moist soil, but don’t like to be underwater. Make sure to water until the water drains out of the pot so you don’t over water.
 5) Fertilize once a month. You can use half-strength houseplant fertilizer to fertilize your ZZ plant.
 6) ZZ plants are slow growers, so don’t expect your ZZ plant to have lots of new growth in one year. Your plant will grow more slowly if it doesn’t get enough light. This is why experts recommend brighter light for the ZZ plant.
 7) Deadhead your ZZ plant and keep it pruned to promote new growth and flower production.
 8) If you want a faster growing ZZ Plant, buy one that has already started to grow. These plants will be bigger and able to handle more abuse than a smaller starter plant.
 9) They like the soil to dry out between watering, and you can tell when it’s time to water by sticking your finger into the soil up to your second knuckle (about an inch into the soil). If it’s dry then it’s time to add some water.
 10) ZZ plants are toxic to pets, so keep them away from any animals that might try to eat them.

 ZZ plants make great houseplants because they’re easy to care for and they don’t need a lot of light to grow. If you’re seeing any of the signs that your ZZ plant is under watered, then follow these simple tips to get your plant back on track.