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St. Petersburg, Fl
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Question by sorr
August 4, 2010
I planted Dombeya(seminole pink) in too wet of an area, so repotted. Using SA-20 Disinfectant for some months. Putting out good growth,but leaves still yellowing.6-10 per wk. Ideas?

Answer from NGA
August 4, 2010
Still sounds like signs of overwatering - yellowing leaves usually indicate root stress. Try watering completely and then allowing the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again. You don't want the plant to wilt between waterings but you do want the soil to dry out a little. Overly wet soils can actually suffocate the roots so watering is important. I hope your Dombeya recovers soon!

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