The Q&A Archives: Plant nutrition

Question: My pothos (ivy) is now turning yellow and dying gradually. It has always been a beautiful green with large leaves. Wht is this happening? I changed the soil to miracle grow time released for nurishment. I water one a week or when needed as the soil is drying and not moist to the touch. i don't do additional feeding.

Answer: Mary,

It sounds like you are doing things right but such symptoms usually point to either soggy wet or dry soil for a period of time; usually when the soil is allowed to dry out too much. Perhaps the plants suffered some root loss when you changed the soil out. Maintain even moisturenad feed them with a soluble plant food such as Miracle Gro or Peters at the label rate. They should respond with new green growth and be fine.

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