- Natural causes
- Improper care
More recently, in our homes appeared exotic immigrant from arid Africa - Zamioculcas. Have this flower is very fashionable now, and take care of them is very simple. The plant is really unusual and really unpretentious. This flower is considered very hardy and resistant to many diseases. However, not all as easy as it should be.
Despite the almost Spartan conditions in which the flower grows at home indoor living for him it is not always comfortable. More often at home Zamioculcas leaves turn yellow, but no other signs of disease are observed. In what may be hiding the reason why your Zamioculcas and suddenly turned yellow? Let's try to understand.
Natural causes yellowing and leaf fall becomes, surprisingly, the growth Zamioculcas. This flower is classified as very slow-growing indoor pets. In the process of growth in Zamioculcas, new leaves and old leaves first turn yellow and then dry up and fall off - everything in nature is exactly what happens. In the indoor horticulture similar phenomenon spoils decorative flower and causing concern among growers.
Therefore, if the leaves turned yellow, but gives new flower shoots, do not worry - it's a natural process. Why is this happening? And everything is simple - young leaves are more viable and active, so all the nutrients from the soil taken currently. Pay attention to the emerging dark spots on the leaves, stems. If they are dry, your Zamioculcas quite healthy. You just have to wait for the complete drying of yellowing leaves and remove them. You need to take care of the flower in the former regime.
The most common cause of yellowing leaves Zamioculcas - an incorrect watering. Interestingly, this can happen when excess moisture, and its shortcomings. But the biggest and most common mistake is still excessive watering. And if you carefully and diligently watering your Zamioculcas, and he suddenly turned yellow, then rest assured - you poured it elementary.
Zamioculcas - plant drought-resistant, which means that it does not need frequent and copious watering. If you make this mistake, and the leaves on the flower turned yellow, then you need to urgently revive the plant, otherwise it will simply die. To do this, remove the flower from the pot and the department began to rot of the tuber and roots. Healthy underground parts Zamioculcas is too dry, previously sprinkled with powdered charcoal, and then transplant the plant into a new ground.
Given the obvious foodstuff dries out too earthen clod Zamioculcas leaves can also begin to turn yellow. The same reaction occurs and if damaged roots during transplanting and handling plants. In these cases, it is only necessary to normalize and be sure to watering the flower to feed. The best remedy for such illness would be drugs that stimulate root growth, "Kornevin", "Korneros", "take root" or other similar means.
Abrupt change of temperature in the room where the flower, can also cause the appearance of yellow leaves. Although the nature of Zamioculcas growing in different climates and in a wide temperature range, room instances do not like cool conditions. Adversely affects the state flower and the sharp rise in temperature, such as when the heaters. In this case, try to moisten the air in the room and two or three times a week, spray your Zamioculcas drug "Appin" with anti-stress effect.
Why do leaves turn yellow in healthy Zamioculcas instances, we found out. But if you care for the flower correctly, new shoots had not appeared, and the leaves have turned yellow at the same time, there may be some diseases. The most common cause yellowing of leaves all kinds of pests: Jose scale, aphids, spider mites.
If you notice that the leaves have turned yellow Zamioculcas, and they had a gossamer thin, it is likely struck flower spider mites. It's a little red spider, which settles on the back of leaves and swathes of white cobweb. Destroy that little pest can be physically washing the leaves from the web, and chemically by spraying the plant with special preparations ("Agravertin", "Zircon", "anti-mite").
Dark spots on the stems and yellowing leaves - a sign of defeat Zamioculcas scale insects. It is kind of aphid, adult specimens of which are covered with waxy shields, quickly multiply, but still sit on the plant, hiding behind their shields (this is the dark spots on the flower). But the larvae crawl around the flowers and feed on sap of leaves, from which they turn yellow. To get rid of this scourge Zamioculcas leaves should be cleaned with a damp swab to collect adult scale insects, and the plant itself to handle a soap solution or insecticides.
So that Zamioculcas leaves turn yellow when new shoots, with the defeat of plant pests and at the wrong care. But do not forget that the Zamioculcas is very hardy. Even if the leaves turned yellow and then completely fell off, there is a chance to achieve resuscitation flowers and new shoots of the tuber. Therefore, do not despair. Find out why your Zamioculcas leaves turned yellow, take action and wait for the results. And they are sure to follow!