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Zamioculcas with yellow leaves

Zamioculcas with yellow leaves


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Question: zamioculcas with yellow leaves


I have had a beautiful zamioculcas for about 3 years, it is positioned in front of the window, it has no direct sun, and it does not take air currents.
For some time some leaves have started to turn yellow on the tip, after which the green becomes very clear and the leaf falls, even a couple of stems are rotten.
The bathroom every 15 days.
What can it be?
Thank you in advance.

Zamioculcas with yellow leaves: Answer: zamioculcas with yellow leaves



Dear Silvia,
Zamie are succulent plants, which do not need frequent watering, especially during the winter; It is very difficult to establish rules for watering, so the phrase "watering every fifteen days" intrinsically carries in itself an incorrect view of the plants. Your Zamioculcas is a living being, so as you do, you drink every two hours in August, because the heat dehydrates you, while in winter you drink every ten hours because it is cool, the same is true for your plant. How can you tell if you need to water a plant or not?
The Zamioculcas loves a dry soil, therefore it should be watered only when the soil is dry, that is, once a month, approximately, while in August you will water it every two or three days.
Plants like zamioculcas during the winter are in partial vegetative rest, so if by chance you forget to water it, nothing happens to the plant, in fact, better to water it once less, rather than leaving it in the damp soil.
The cause of the yellowing could therefore be due to excesses of watering, which lead to the development of rot and fungal diseases; carefully remove the ruined leaves and rotten stems, so that the rot does not spread to the entire plant. You can also think about repotting your plant, choosing a container slightly larger than the one in which it is now (do not overdo it, because zamioculcas do not like to have so much space around the roots); use a good soil, very well drained, like the one used for cacti, which allows water to flow quickly from the pot. From May to September, provide a fertilizer every 15-20 days, using a fertilizer for succulent plants, and not for green plants, because it contains excessive nitrogen.