Zanzibar Gem care guide

Written by Maggie

Sep 15 2021

Zanzibar Gem care guide

When Zanzibar Gem stems become dark, we need first deal with roots rotted, and to make new soil maintenance. Stop water and control fertilizer. If suffering from diseases, spray dichlorvos to the soil, phoxim. In winter low temperatures, we need to control the temperature of 5 ℃ above, which is good to prevent frostbite.

 Zanzibar Gem

Care for Zanzibar Gem stem black 

1. Cut the black Zanzibar Gem roots and change the soil

Zanzibar Gem stem becomes black during growth, which may be caused by soil hardening, disease and insect damage, improper water and fertilizer, etc. First, it needs to be taken out of the soil, washed by clean water and cut off rotten roots, and then mixed with rotten leaf soil, rural soil, river sand and other materials to be conserved again in the basin.

2. Control water and stop fertilizer Zanzibar Gem

If the Zanzibar Gem does not use proper water and fertilizer to cause the stem blackening, how can the zanzibar gem stem blackening be cured? At this time, it is not only necessary to cut the roots and change the soil, but also need to control the amount of watering. Wait for the soil to dry up before watering the basin soil, and also need to stop fertilizing the soil and wait for the zanzibar gem to gradually restore vitality before fertilization.

3. Spray for Zanzibar Gem

Zanzibar Gem stem blackening is caused by pests and diseases, so it should be moved to a ventilated and sunny environment, and the soil should be sprayed with DDVP, phoxim and other insecticides for control, but each time should not be sprayed for improvement, otherwise it will affect the normal growth of the plant to the root.

4. Keep Zanzibar Gem warm at low temperatures 

In fact, Zanzibar Gem is not cold resistant. If the winter 5℃ environment, then it is easy to freeze its roots, so as to make its Zanzibar Gem stem black. Then the black part needs to be treated, and then moved to a warm environment. The temperature is controlled at more than 5℃, to make it back to life.

When Zanzibar Gem leaves black processed in a timely manner to combine multiple reasons, when too much water should be watered in time to stop, water for each vehicle, air drying to spray mist around him, often keep the air humidity is around 80%, the sunshine is too strong will sick leaves off, put plants in the light and shade of astigmatism, avoid direct light.

 Zanzibar Gem

Care for Zanzibar Gem leaf black

1.Reduce watering Zanzibar Gem

Zanzibar Gem leaves hypertrophy, and the rhizome of the plant is rich in water. If in normal maintenance overwatering, it can cause the soil water caused branches to darken gradually. At this time it should be watered in time to stop, put plants in a ventilated place, to restore growth after water principle can keep them dry and wet.

2. Increase humidity for Zanzibar Gem

In the growth process of Zanzibar Gem, it is sensitive to the air humidity. If it is a long time to plant in the dry air environment, it is easy to cause the black leaf blight. At this time it should be sprayed with a mist to the surrounding. In order to increase the humidity, even in high temperature seasons spray 1 ~ 2 times a day, and keep the air humidity around 80%.

3. Shading treatment for Zanzibar Gem

Zanzibar Gem is a light-loving plant, but it is not suitable to be exposed to the sun outdoors for a long time, otherwise it will affect the metabolic function of the plant and the leaves will gradually turn black. At this time, the yellow leaves should be cut off and the plant should be moved to the place with soft light. In the high-light season, the leaves should be placed in the astigmatism place with half shade and half sun to avoid direct light and sunburn.

4. Soil replacement treatment for Zanzibar Gem

The root system of Zanzibar Gem has a high requirement on soil, so it is better to change soil frequently during the usual curing period, otherwise the root system is prone to rot and leaves turn black and fall off. At this time, soil should be changed in time. After proper pruning, the root system should be soaked in disinfection solution for a few minutes and then recultivated.

The potting soil for Zanzibar Gem needs to be loose enough and acidic. Don't water too often, just keep the soil slightly wet. The light should be sufficient, but not exposed to the sun. Fertilization can be done every half a month, and topdressing can be done during the growing and breeding period.In addition, fertilization should be stopped in winter and dormant period. If there are insect eggs and hard pieces in the basin soil, soil replacement treatment is needed. How to grow Zanzibar Gem 1.The choice of soil basin: If you want Zanzibar Gem to grow well, the choice of soil basin is crucial. Therefore, it is better to choose soil with good air permeability, good drainage and acid.If it is Zanzibar Gem, we can mix sand, cinder soil, peat soil, pastoral soil in proportion. 2. Correct watering: Zanzibar Gem is a drought-tolerant plant, so when watering it, we need to ration it according to the temperature. The water contained in the basin soil is better to dry some, not too wet, because the slightly wet soil is more conducive to the growth of Zanzibar Gem. 3.The degree of light: Zanzibar Gem is not very strict to the requirements of light, as long as it is not too dark, not too much exposure to the sun. Too much shade can cause the Zanzibar Gem to die or stop growing, and too much sun can burn the branches and leaves of the Zanzibar Gem, causing the leaves to turn yellow. 4, Fertilizer: If Zanzibar Gem grows well, then we need to fertilize it once a half a month in its growing period. In addition, we also need to apply some base fertilizer in the breeding period of Zanzibar Gem, which can greatly improve the survival rate and growth rate of Zanzibar Gem. Care for Zanzibar Gem 1. Fertilizing Zanzibar Gem needs to be combined with the season. When it is in winter, a relatively cold season, we need to stop fertilizing, because the Zanzibar Gem is dormant at this time, and the absorption of fertilizer by the root system will weaken. 2. In the process of growing Zanzibar Gem, we need to pay attention to the soil. When the soil is hard or there are insect eggs, we need to change the soil, and wash the breeding basin when changing the soil, so as not to be stained with the remaining insect eggs. How to care Zanzibar Gem in winter To keep the Zanzibar Gem safe in winter, wooden boxes can be used to keep warm. This method is very suitable for outdoor cultivation of Zanzibar Gem. If it is placed in the indoor cultivation, it is best. 1. Keep the wooden box warm If you want to grow Zanzibar Gem outdoors in winter, you can use wooden cases of appropriate height and size to cover Zanzibar Gem, so as to resist the invasion of the cold wind. You can also install a warm water bag inside, so as to keep warm. This method is also suitable for cultivation of Zanzibar Gem on the balcony. 2. Zanzibar Gem Indoor maintenance When the temperature is below 8℃ in winter, it is better to move it into the room for curing, otherwise the growth of Zanzibar Gem will stop. If the temperature is below 0℃ and no anti-freezing measures are taken, the branches and leaves of Zanzibar Gem will be frostbite and wither. Therefore, it is better to move it into the room for curing in winter, and control the indoor temperature between 8℃ and 10℃. 3, Increase temperature for Zanzibar Gem Indoor breeding is better to put it near the heating, so that the insulation effect will be better, Zanzibar Gem cold resistance is very poor. In winter if antifreeze measures are difficult to grow, you can also use lights or electric heaters to increase the temperature. 4. Using plastic bags to keep warm Bind Zanzibar Gem can also use the plastic bags safe winter, use plastic bags to Zanzibar Gem, together with the pot cover up all bound tightly, in a few small holes on the side of the its, only when the water it every day to open a small Angle, and it needs to often take a breath ventilated. If in the plastic bag with plenty of water, that's already at the appropriate temperature. 5. Astigmatism for Zanzibar Gem In winter, the cultured Zanzibar Gem can not be short of light. It needs to be placed in a sunny place every day to receive astigmatism, which can not only alleviate the cold but also make the Zanzibar Gem grow faster. The best time for light is full sunshine, and if it is rainy, light can also be used.