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Leaves turned yellow..

Postby bluey_3 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:39 pm

I have kept this plant of mine in my bathroom for more than half a year, and things were fine until recently. I noticed that one or two of the leaves had turned yellow. So to prevent further spreading, i got them plucked off. But still more leaves turns yellow.

What does it means?? I thought that ethene was behind this (well, that's what i suspect only) and there might be something else behind this. Can someone explain this??
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Postby muraceae » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:29 pm

Did you change the soil anytime? Perhaps the plant may have some nutrient deficiency... here's a list of nutrients and the symptoms of their deficiency:

Nitrogen (N)

-Symptoms: Older leaves, generally at the bottom of the plant, will yellow. Remaining foliage is often light green. Stems may also yellow and may become spindly. Growth slows.
-Sources: Any compound containing the words: 'nitrate', 'ammonium' or 'urea'. Also manure.


Magnesium (Mg)

- Symptoms: Slow growth and leaves turn pale yellow, sometimes just on the outer edges. New growth may be yellow with dark spots.
-Sources: Compounds containing the word 'magnesium', such as Epson Salts.

Sulfur (S)

-Symptoms: New growth turns pale yellow, older growth stays green. Stunts growth.
-Sources: Compounds containing the word 'sulfate'.

Manganese (Mn)

-Symptoms: Growth slows. Younger leaves turn pale yellow, often starting between veins. May develop dark or dead spots. Leaves, shoots and fruit diminished in size. Failure to bloom.
-Sources: Compounds containing the words 'manganese' or 'manganous'


Molybdenum (Mo)

-Symptoms: Older leaves yellow, remaining foliage turns light green. Leaves can become narrow and distorted.
-Sources: Compounds containing the words 'molybdate' or 'molybdic'.


Zinc (Zn)

-Symptoms: Yellowing between veins of new growth. Terminal (end) leaves may form a rosette.
-Sources: Compounds containing the word 'zinc'.

For more information go to: http://www.primalseeds.org/nutrients.htm

Hope that you can save your plant :)
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Postby ivygirl_5 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:22 pm

What kind of plant do you have?
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Postby mith » Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:46 am

Might be helpful to supply more light too.
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Postby free » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:12 pm

ok...also dont forget iron(Fe) deficiency
and need more light as mith say
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Postby bluey_3 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:35 pm

well, they call it money plant. That's what i know. I planted it in what they called 'crystal soil', some kind of jelly-like substance. So basically what i just do is to add water once in a while.

But i also did change the soil once in a blue moon. It's been fine for so long and the leaves started to turn yellow one by one from bottom up. But the stem is still fine tho.

I changed the artificial soil again last week and found that the soil seemed to stick around throughout the whole root. I was shock and cleaned up the roots.

There isn't any problems with light. I have checked that out. Only the content of the soil that i wasn't clear with.

BTW, thanks for your kindness of helping.
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Postby daniel.kurz » Sun May 06, 2007 2:57 am

If its pale yellow its magnesium.
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