One of the requested questions I get is, “Why are my houseplant’s leaves turning yellow?”. There are a lot of explanation why this might occur. We have to slim it right down to the kind of plant and the setting it’s rising in. 

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Yellow leaf on a Scindapsus pictus ‘Silvery Anne’

Yellow Vegetation

Many vegetation are naturally yellow vegetation or their new leaves could emerge a vivid yellow and fade to a light-weight inexperienced. This philodendron under is an effective instance of that. PhilodendronPhilodendron

Older Leaves

As I inform folks in my shows, every thing is getting older. We’re getting older and so are our vegetation. If the yellow leaf is an older leaf, that means it’s close to the bottom of the plant, it’s pure for it to show yellow and fall off. The primulina under has an older leaf that now not contributes to the photosynthesis of the plant. Take away the yellow leaf. Whereas in nature, it might  fall off and decompose, we don’t need that to occur in our houses. Decomposing leaves could cause issues in our potting medium and for our vegetation. So take away them and discard or compost the lifeless leaves. Many gesneriads kind lengthy necks as they age and the underside leaves fall off.  Examine one other gesneriad that will get a protracted neck right here and methods to resolve that drawback.


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