The dreaded yellow leaves

by Natasha Starkell | 14.06.2013 | flower , house plant , yellow leaves | 0 comments | Rating: 0 votes

The dreaded yellow leaves

The dreaded yellow leaves

If the leaves of your plant turn yellow it can be a worry, often they will then fall from the plant, but don't worry, work out why they are doing this and you can usually fix the problem.

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If the leaves of your plant turn yellow it can be a worry, often they will then fall from the plant, but don't worry, work out why they are doing this and you can usually fix the problem.

Is your plant in a draught? Some plants just don't like getting too cold. Try moving your plant to a warmer more sheltered spot.

Are you over watering? Some plants don't like to get too wet and this is a common cause of yellowing leaves. Make sure your plants have enough drainage and cut back on the watering a little.

Is your plant getting enough light? Leaves can turn yellow and fall from the plant if there isn't enough light getting to them. Are the yellow leaves on the most shaded part of the plant? If so it might be an idea to move the plant to a sunnier spot.

Is the yellowing patchy? If so, it could be caused by a virus. In this case it's a good idea to get rid of the plant as it could infect other plants in your garden.

Finally, it could simply be a natural part of your plant's life cycle. Keep an eye on it, you might find the leaves grow back the next year.


Natasha Starkell
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