Yellow leaves mean the plant is trying to tell you something important. Understand the cause properly will lead to a better solution. Yellow leaves may be because of Overwatering, underwatering, mineral deficiency, temperature stress, and so on can all cause. Diagnose your plant with simple methods as mentioned below:
1. Check for Bugs: Pest infestation may be to blame. Although difficult to see with the naked eye, mealybugs or spider mites may be disturbing your plant.
Are there tiny holes on the leaves? This may indicate that spider mites are crunching on them. If you spot a fluffy white wax on your plant? Mealybugs could are the cause.
Curb infestations by rinsing off your plant, pruning the affected, wilting leaves, or spray the plant with store-bought insecticidal spray preferably neem oil.
2. Check upon Moisture level: The most common reason that plants’ leaves turn yellow is because of moisture incorrect moisture content, which can be from either over-watering or under-watering. If you have a plant that has yellow leaves, check the soil in the pot to see if the soil is dry.
a. If the problem is due to under watering, you can identify it by checking the top two-inch soil. If it is dry then yes you are underwatering it.
b. If you feel the soil and it is too wet then you know that you have been putting too much water on the plant.
a. In the case of underwatering, water the plant more often and consider letting the pot sit on a dish to recollect any water that has overflowed so that the roots can absorb the extra water.
b. In the case of overwatering, the case the solution is simple in that you should not add as much water or water less frequently.
3. Light: As you know the rate of photosynthesis is limited in low light, but as the light is increased, photosynthesis increases as well. So if your plants’ leaves turn yellow it means that your plant is not getting enough light.
4. Nutrition to your plants: The yellowing of your plants can also be a good indication of their nutrition.
Common sources of nutrient issues are under-fertilizing or over-fertilizing.
Frequently people tend to use too much fertilizer on their plants to make them grow faster, but what it actually does is create a make the leaves burn. So it is important to use fertilizer appropriately.
In addition to the problems listed above, other conditions that lead to the yellowing of the leaves include infectious diseases (fungi or bacteria), poor soil, natural aging of the plant, and plant destroying pests.
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