Yellow Leaves On Seminole Hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

Montgomery City, MO
Question by wwwbvaughn
June 26, 2002
What is causing the yellow leaaves on my newly planted seminole hibiscus?


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Answer from NGA
June 26, 2002

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Yellow leaves can be caused by many things including lack of nitrogen, insufficient light, water-logged soil (plant roots need oxygen to thrive), dry soil, or iron deficiency. If the older bottom leaves are yellow, but new growth is green, it's usually a lack of nitrogen. If new leaves are yellow, with green veins, it's usually a lack of nitrogen which is a more common problem than lack of iron.) Soil should be kept moderately moist (but not wet). Finally, transplant shock can contribute to yellowing. If new growth shows up as green, that might be the problem. Try to isolate each of these possibilities one at a time to determine the problem.

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