12 year old ZZ plant


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Hello! I just inherited a 12 year old ZZ plant that is still growing and blooming. I’m just wondering if you can train a ZZ plant to grow in another direction? I think this buddy sat in the same spot and wasn’t moved around or rotated. The plant tips over if you don’t prop it up against the wall and I’d love to be able to balance it a little better.
 

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Hello! Wow, a 12 year old houseplant would be a miracle for me! Ok, according to a little internet research, perhaps the plant needs propagating into smaller pieces, or inadequate light caused the stems to become spindly and droop down like that. It needs a bright location, but no intense sunlight, and take care not to overwater. Hope this helps! Pretty plant! ;)
 
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WOW! At first glance I thought that was a completely different plant.....

Personally I'd repot it, don't go to a bigger pot as they like to be root bound but I'd try to angle it a bit to get the plant more upright. I'd also stake it and probably put the side that's flopped over in a corner or something to help support it while it grows the right direction. I'm not sure if you can save it to get it to grow up right or if you should propagate and start over. With this old of a plant I'd be inclined to at least try to get it to grow correctly.
 

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