Houseplants forum→ZZ Plant Mystery Black/Discolored Tips?

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Jun 15, 2021 8:05 PM CST
Recently the new growth on my ZZ Plant has had some strange black not completely formed tips on the leaves. Any suggestions?
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Name: Gina
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Jun 16, 2021 5:13 AM CST
I think that may be from overwatering
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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Jun 16, 2021 9:33 AM CST
Hi Desoto, Welcome!

I agree that the problem your ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) is experiencing is likely a watering issue. How is your plant potted; does the container have drainage holes in the bottom? What type of soil is being used? The ZZ plant requires a soil and pot that allows for good aeration and adequate drainage.
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Name: Will Creed
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Jun 16, 2021 5:14 PM CST
How is it potted? Still in its nursery pot?
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