Zamioculcas: To detect and combat diseases and pests

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The Zamioculcas is a resistant plant that does not cause pests and diseases so quickly. But she is not completely immune from that.

Zamioculcas: To detect and combat diseases and pests

The Zamioculcas or Lucky Feather is a robust and popular green houseplant. The resistant Zamioculcas is resistant to most pests and diseases, it also does not bother bad care.

However, keep an eye out for your lucky pen so you can quickly identify and treat potential pests or plant diseases.

Avoid diseases with proper care

If the lucky spring gets whitish-green to yellow leaves, a strong root rot can occur as a result. In the worst case, the plant dies completely. Most of the time the cause is that the Zamioculcas got too much water. Basically, the plant needs only a little water. Do not water until the top layer has dried out. The root ball itself should remain moist. But in practice, lucky feathers also survive if they are not even watered for a while. To ensure that no water gets in the pot, ensure a good drain. In the winter half-year you pour even less than in the summer.

But if it happened that the Zamioculcas was too humid for a long time, there is still a lot to save. Re-plant the Lucky Feather, discovering the roots that are already affected. Cut off the foul parts generously and allow the remaining roots to dry well before placing the plant in fresh substrate. Well suited is a loose, sandy soil. Gently pour in the future, but spray the leaves from time to time, especially with very dry heating air.

" No reason to worry: When the lucky spring drops leaves, it regulates its own water balance. This is usually the case at the beginning of winter. The leaves grow in the spring.

Detect and combat pests on the Zamioculcas

In winter, when the air in the room is warm and dry, houseplants often have spider mites and red spiders. At the Blattachseln and between the pinnate leaves you see a fine web. The pests suck sap from the leaves, the leaves turn whitish to light gray and get ugly spots on the top. At the latest then discover the annoying mites with the naked eye on the leaves.

You can prevent with an increased humidity: Spraying plant and setting up room well helps. If infested, shower lukewarm on the whole plant. Then pack the lucky feather in a plastic bag for a few days. Inside, there is a warm and humid climate that kills spider mites and offspring. If you notice a very heavy infestation, use systemic agents that kill the parasites reliably (My recommendation: Compo Pest-free Plus).

At a glance: Five Quick Tips for a Healthy Lucky Feather

  • Rather little watering, even rarer in winter than in summer
  • If plant repot, repot plant, remove foul roots
  • In winter, pay attention to sufficient humidity
  • Combat spider mites and red spider: use lukewarm shower, plastic bag for a warm and humid climate, if necessary use systemic pesticides

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