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Eddie’s Corner: Yellow Leaves on Your Plants (Part 2 of 2)

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent

Yellow Leaves 2In last week’s article I listed the top 10 reasons for yellow leaves on your plants (under watering and overwatering, which top the list, lighting, temperature, soil condition, nutrients or lack thereof, pests, disease, transplant shock, and age) and pointed out that it may take weeks or even months for your plant to recover from whatever is causing the yellow leaves and return to normal growth. The reality is that if you can’t provide the proper environmental conditions for your particular plant’s needs then it can’t thrive. Last week I discussed four reasons why plant leaves turn yellow and this week’s article is about the remaining six reasons plants have yellow leaves. Continue reading

Eddie’s Corner: Yellow Leaves on Your Plants (Part 1 of 2)

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent

Yellow Leaves 1Just as we communicate through facial expressions and the spoken and written word, plants communicate as well. It is important for gardeners to understand the language of their plants. This is true for treasured indoor houseplants and plants in the landscape. When leaves start turning yellow that is a plant’s way of telling you that it needs your attention. The top 10 reasons for yellow leaves are under watering and overwatering (which top the list), lighting, temperature, soil condition, nutrients or lack thereof, insect pests, disease, transplant shock, and age.  Continue reading