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My ignorance showing - Overwater or ??
#403552 Sep 1st, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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I have lost one leaf at a time from this lovely plant. But the rest of the plant look vigorous, is sprouting new growth. Am wondering if this yellowing is 'proof' of overwatering (thought I was being so careful)... or could be something else.
Thank you for any help!

Here is a link to the pics of my plant: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ijz59sUK1CEkLSNb9

HOPE that works. THANKS AGAIN!

terraflora


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Re: My ignorance showing - Overwater or ??
terraflora #403563 Sep 2nd, 2019 at 08:18 AM
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I can't see your picture but Yes overwatering can cause yellowing. I found this online: Overwatering or underwatering are the most common culprits when a plant's leaves turn yellow. With potted plants, it is crucial that you only water as much as the plant needs. If you have a plant with yellow leaves, check the soil in the pot. Is it dry? Is it soaked? If plants don't receive enough water, they drop leaves to prevent transpiration (essentially, a plant's way of sweating) to conserve water. Before they drop, though, the leaves will typically turn yellow. If the soil is dry and this is happening, make it a point to get the plant on a regular watering schedule. Too much water can be just as damaging to leaves. When the soil doesn't drain well, an overdose of water leaves the soil waterlogged and root systems can literally drown. Without oxygen, roots start to die.

Other reasons mentioned: Natural aging of plant, cold draft, nutrient deficiency.

So if you don't think it's just from age, start with the water situation and see if it helps. Hope you figure it out.

Re: My ignorance showing - Overwater or ??
Bestofour #403596 Sep 4th, 2019 at 03:18 PM
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Thank you. I have been more stingy with water... but here, (attaching) the pics may help show why my confusion.. the rest of the plant being SO healthy.

Plant < year old; great soil.

Will continue to get fastidious with water.

THANKS

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One leaf (at a time)

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Re: My ignorance showing - Overwater or ??
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I would remove the bad leaf....and then check the healthy leaves top and bottom.


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I would remove the bad leaf....and then check the healthy leaves top and bottom.


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Re: My ignorance showing - Overwater or ??
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