Zamioculcas problems: the expert responds on the diseases of the Zamioculcas

Zamioculcas problems: the expert responds on the diseases of the Zamioculcas

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Zamioculcas spp. (Family Araceae)

The section is dedicated to plant problems.If you wish to write to our agronomist in order to have an answer on an unclear situation or a difficulty concerning your plant, you must indicate:

  1. what plant it is;
  2. where it is located (inside the house, on the terrace, in the garden, etc.);
  3. the type of exposure (full sun, half-light, etc.);
  4. how long has it been in your possession;
  5. the general state of the plant;
  6. the frequency of watering;
  7. how often it is fertilized and the type of fertilizer used;
  8. any pesticide treatments carried out;
  9. the symptoms it presents and the parts of the plant affect;
  10. any foreign presence (insects or other).

If possible, send a photo, but in any case, take care to be very detailed in describing the overall state of the plant. The address to which everything is forwarded is: [email protected]

Your questions

There zamioculcas zamilifolia it is a perennial plant of the evergreen type of tropical origin and included in the genus of fat ones known as succulent. Among other things, it is a rhizome that is a real joy to see it grow and flourish inside a house. Many people claim that it is a slow-growing specimen, although in 3 years it can reach a height of about 60 centimeters. However, the speed at which it grows will depend on how much sunlight it receives even if it is not exposed to direct rays.

The zamioculcas has been around for centuries and is native to Africa therefore prone to drought (if it thrives outdoors). A couple of decades ago, the Dutch nurseries located in South Africa, however, noted with great satisfaction the easy propagation and in 1996 they began to distribute it all over the world. Since then, the zamioculcas plants have entered homes, offices and in every corner of the globe and for a number of valid reasons that go beyond the aesthetics that this specimen is able to offer.

Yucca: Answer: yucca

We thank you for contacting us about the problem of your Yucca through the Expert column of .

The Yucca also known as `` Trunk of happiness '' is a plant characterized by having shoots and slender leaves of an intense green color, which grow directly on a stem similar to a trunk hence the name attributed to them.

They are evergreen plants comprising over 40 varieties, native to Central America which require, in order to grow properly, the environmental conditions of the country of origin but which are well suited to cultivation in pots in domestic environments.

The Yucca requires modest watering and frequent nebulizations on the leaves especially with high temperatures and good brightness.

The symptoms he described (sudden yellowing of the leaves that become dry) can be linked to various factors: light, water and nourishment.

If the watering had been excessive it would have manifested itself with the rot of the leaves and the stem would have become soft. Repotting should be done every 1-2 years, if it has not been done, perhaps the roots are too developed.

Most likely the course is caused by a high dryness of the environment and a reduced brightness of the room (the leaves that turn yellow first are the oldest).

For the prompt recovery of the plant we advise you to check if the root system is actually too developed, in this case it is necessary to intervene with an adequate repotting.

Move the plant to a more lit location and fertilize it regularly.


Yuccas are succulent herbaceous plants from hot and dry environments in North and Central America. They belong to the Agavaceae family and their genus includes no less.


Good evening, they gave me a pint of yucca, and I would like to keep it in the living room even though I have underfloor heating possible.

Sick Yucca

We have a beautiful yucca in the garden, about 1.70 cm tall, which has been in good health so far. Recently, however, the stem has begun to show signs of erosion, as if it had been attacked by a.


Hello. I would like to know where I went wrong with my yucca, it is losing all the leaves and the stem is soft one I had to cut it also because the leaves fall .. surely I gave too much water p.

How to multiply the cherry laurel by cutting?

Valerio di Guarcino asks:

From adult cherry laurel plants it is possible to create new plants. I have never tried.

I know that the practice must be done in late summer, take a portion of about 10 cm and once the basal leaves have been removed, cut the others in half (as you rightly did).

Put some rooting hormone powder on the cut and keep in pots in mixed soil kept moist, not in full sun. Hence the classic patience of the gardener.

Apparently, then, you are doing everything correctly. Even if the period may not be very suitable, you will be successful.

Let me know how it goes with your cherry laurel pups.

Chiara Brunori

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