The Q&A Archives: Yellow Leaves On Spicy Jatrophia

Question: Hi, I bought a couple of Spicy Jatrophia from your company through a local retailer and planted them about a month ago. The leaves started to turn yellow, and they don't seem to look very healthy (they hang down from branches) eventhough the flowers are still intact and showing beautiful red color.

Are there any wrong with my trees? What do I need to do to care for them? I appreciate your advice. Thank you.

Answer: It can take several months for newly planted trees and shrubs to establish themselves in the landscape. During this period of adjustment foliage can yellow and drop, and flower production can be suspended. Once the roots of your jatrophia become established, they should perk up and produce new leaves to replace those that were dropped during its adjustment. In the meantime, water your jatrophia deeply once each week, allowing the water to trickle down slowly and wet the entire root mass. Good luck with your landscape!

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