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Is something wrong with my ZZ plant?

This looks like pesticide residue to me from when the plant was at the growers. It could also be hard water residue. Neither is harmful to the plant. I recommend getting a clean damp cloth and ...
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Help with struggling ZZ plants

I think the yellowing leaves are a sign of overwatering. You also mention that the soil is still damp after a week, which suggests that the soil has no proper drainage. You might want to change the ...
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Why does this zz plant have white residue and holes?

The two holes that I see appear to be from slugs feeding on the leaf and seem to be quite old, while the white staining on the leaves is probably residue from the place where the plant was purchased ...
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ZZ plant help please

The white spots are a mixture of pesticide residue and hard water stains from overhead watering in the grower's greenhouse. Wiping the leaves with a damp cloth is usually sufficient to remove the ...
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