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Why is the new growth on ZZ plant brown and dying

Zone 37920 | Cweidow added on August 16, 2019 | Answered

I’ve had this plant a few months and it has grown new shoots. The new shoots are a tad leggy and the leaves at the very top are brown and dead.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on August 19, 2019

This appears to have two causes. The plant is getting leggy in response to a lack of light. Even though it can handle lower light, there is a lower limit. This will need just a little more to be happy.

The browning could be something a little more sinister, though.

This is often caused from fungal infections, caused by overwatering. This will need to be fixed with a fungicide. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

This article will help you with the care of ZZ plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/zz-plant/caring-for-zz-plant.htm

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