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ZZ Plant Is Losing Leaves

suebilger added on April 16, 2015 | Answered

My ZZ plant is losing leaves from the tip down. Why? It's turning yellow from the tip down on one frond - the others are dark green and healthy.

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Answered on April 17, 2015

Is the leaflet in question on the bottom? If so, I have read that a small amount of lower leaves turning yellow and falling is considered normal.

However, yellowing leaves on a ZZ plant can be attributed to too much light or too much water. I would review and apply the knowledge found in the following article, which discusses the care of ZZ plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/zz-plant/caring-for-zz-plant.htm

By the way - you can cut away that leaflet that is turning yellow near the base of a stem.

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