Performance of ZZ (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) Cultivars on Different Organic Potting Mixture

Sangloi *

Department of Horticulture, Nagaland University, SAS, Medziphema -797106, India.

Rokolhuü Keditsu

Department of Horticulture, Nagaland University, SAS, Medziphema -797106, India.

Abdul Rahman M

Department of Horticulture, Nagaland University, SAS, Medziphema -797106, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

An experiment was carried out at the research cum instructional farm, Department of Horticulture, School of Agricultural Sciences, Nagaland University, Medziphema, India (2022-2023). The experiment was laid out in completely randomized design (CRD) with 14 treatments and 3 replications. The treatments consisted of organic substrates (T1: FYM, T2: Vermicompost, T3: Used tea leaves, T4: Forest litter, T5: Cocopeat, T6: Perlite and T7: Rice husk) and 2 cultivars (C1: Super Nova and C2: Black Raven). The rooted plants of ZZ cultivars were planted in different organic substrates along with garden soil and sand in the ratio of 1:1:1. Among the cultivars, C1 (Super Nova) was found to be significantly better than Black Raven. Amongst the organic substrates, T5 (Garden soil + sand + cocopeat) was found to be statistically superior in all observed parameters except for plant height which was found to be in maximum in T4 (Garden soil + sand + forest litter). The same treatment of T5 exhibited the highest profit (Rs. 12250) and benefit cost ratio (1.89) on ZZ cultivar Black Raven.

Keywords: ZZ (Zamioculcas zamiifolia), potting mixture, cocopeat, forest litter


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Sangloi, Keditsu, R., & M, A. R. (2024). Performance of ZZ (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) Cultivars on Different Organic Potting Mixture. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 36(6), 504–510. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijpss/2024/v36i64652

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