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Zamia with yellow leaves

Zamia with yellow leaves

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Question: zamia with yellow leaves

I decanted my zamia because the pot had become completely crooked, compromising the stability of the plant, I used earth for succulents but after a few days the leaves started to turn yellow starting with the younger ones. I watered when I left. what is happening. thanks for a possible reply

Answer: zamia with yellow leaves

Dear Franco,
zamia (zamioculcas zamiifolia) are succulent plants, originating in southern Africa; the succulence of these plants manifests itself in fleshy stems and thick and turgid foliage; when we handle a succulent plant we must always take into account the main characteristics of these plants, which contain tissues able to maintain water for a long time. These tissues, charged with hydration, tend to suffer enough when handled; the root system of these plants does not like too much to be transplanted, ruined, repotted; therefore generally when repotting a succulent plant it allows the plant to recover from stress before starting to water again; if the climate is still mild, and we are not in the middle of summer, it is generally sufficient to let 3-5 days pass without watering, so that the plant stabilizes in the new soil. Only after this time will we start watering again as usual.
In addition to this the succulent plants do not even like large amounts of mineral salts in the soil, which is why generally a common universal soil is used, mixed with sand and pumice stone: the result is a soil with a low concentration of fertilizers.
Often, on the other hand, they sell soils for succulent plants made up mostly of rich soil, mixed with additional fertilizer, which can harm the plant being repotted.
In any case, now it is better to wait for the plant to dry perfectly, place it in a warm and well-lit area, and only in a few days start again with normal watering, which should always be provided when the soil has been perfectly dry for a few days.
Remove the now ruined leaves, using a sharp or clean knife or shear, taking care to remove the stems from the ground level.
Since the plant has been recently repotted, avoid fertilizing it for this season, it will do it in at least 3-4 months, using a fertilizer rich in potassium and poor in nitrogen.


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    There is something in this. Thank you so much for your help in this matter, now I will not make such a mistake.

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