How to care for Zanzibar Gem

Written by Maggie

Dec 17 2020

How to care for Zanzibar Gem

Zanzibar Gem, an evergreen perennial herb, and is an extremely rare leaf-viewing plant with underground tubers. How to care if the Zanzibar Gem leaves turn yellow?

 Zanzibar Gem

How to care Zanzibar Gem leaf yellowing:

1. Light for Zanzibar Gem

If Zanzibar Gem is put  in the environment of the dark for a long time, since there is no light for photosynthesis, the leaves will appear yellow because of lacking chlorophyll. So let's put the plant where it can receive sufficient light, but we need to pay attention to prevent basking in the summer, in order to avoid the leaves sunburn.

2. zanzibar gem watering frequency

Although Zanzibar Gem prefers dry environment, if the soil is too dry, the plant will lack water, and the leaves will turn yellow without moisture. Control the amount of water you water the plant and don't water too much at once so that the roots can't absorb it. If the room temperature exceeds thirty-three degrees Celsius, watering should be done every day to increase the humidity of the environment.

3. Fertilizer application for Zanzibar Gem

If the plant does not get enough nutrients during the growth process, the leaves will turn yellow. During the growing season, it is advisable to apply fertilizer two or three times a month, usually a mixture of potassium dihydrogen phosphate and urea. Switch to phosphate and potash after the Mid-Autumn festival to help plants survive the winter.

4. Zanzibar Gem root removal.

If root rot occurs, it will naturally affect the uptake of plant nutrients and lead to the phenomenon of yellow leaves. In this case, the plant is removed from the soil, decayed roots are cut off, and the wound is sprayed with carbendazim, which is then dried and replanted.

 Zanzibar Gem

Care for Zanzibar Gem leaves fall

Zanzibar Gem leaves may fall due to overwatering, insufficient light, too low temperature, or the environment is not suitable. Corresponding measures should be taken according to different situations. Zanzibar Gem likes to grow in a wet and dry environment, and likes light. It is necessary to control the amount of watering and let the plants receive sufficient light during the breeding process.

1. Watering for Zanzibar Gem

Zanzibar Gem is often planted as a leaf-viewing plant. What is the problem with the Zanzibar Gem falling its leaves during planting? The Zanzibar Gem likes to grow in a wet and dry environment, and it will lose its leaves if it is watered too much. Stop watering and remove any excess water from the soil. After a week, the plant will be back to normal.

2. Sufficient light for Zanzibar Gem

Zanzibar Gem likes light, but is afraid of strong light. If the plant is exposed to the sun for a long time, it will lose its leaves. In this case, the plant should be transplanted to the shade for cultivation, and then spray water on the plant appropriately. The Zanzibar Gem can expose the plants to full sunshine in spring and autumn, and shade the plants properly in summer.

3.Temperature for Zanzibar Gem

Zanzibar Gem has a high requirement for temperature and does not tolerate cold. The suitable growth temperature is 20-35 degrees. If the breeding temperature is too low, it will lead to the planting of leaves. In normal times, Zanzibar Gem is the best way to control the temperature at about 25 degrees. In winter, it is the best way to control the temperature at about 10 degrees. In summer, the temperature cannot be higher than 35 degrees.

4. Environment for Zanzibar Gem

If the Zanzibar Gem is kept in a humid environment for a long time, the leaves of the plant will also be lost. It is better to place the plant in a semi-shaded and ventilated environment when Zanzibar Gem is cultured. High temperature can be appropriate to spray water around the plant, increasing the air humidity; When the temperature is low, you can wrap a small quilt around the pot to keep warm.

 Zanzibar Gem