houseplant anthurium - Knowledgebase Question

deltona, Fl
Question by oneoldstuffe
August 21, 2009
what is the best fertilizer the leaves are turning yellow starting at the tips


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Answer from NGA
August 21, 2009

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You can use a water soluable fertilizer for your anthurium. Miracle Gro or Peter's are two brands. Apply in amounts according to label directions. Yellow leaf tips do not indicate a need for fertilizer but instead indicate a water stress problem. Too much water can cause leaves to yellow; fluoride and/or chlorine in the water can cause the same symptoms. Try using distilled or bottled water and allowing the top of the soil to dry out between waterings. Good luck with your anthuriums.

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