The Q&A Archives: Yellow Leaves on Miniature Rose

Question: My sister received a miniature rose as a gift. It is winter so she is keeping it indoors. However, within a few days the leaves began to turn yellow. Does it need fertilizer?

Answer: Lack of nutrients can cause leaves to turn yellow, but in this case, since the yellowing happened so quickly I think it may just be the shock of getting acclimated to a new home. It may recover on its own. In addition to lack of nutrients, yellowing can also be a sign of overwatering, underwatering, and/or lack of light. It might also be a sign of insect infestation, so check the leaves and stems carefully for anything unusual.

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