yellow leaves - Knowledgebase Question

clearwater, Fl
Question by mbnewcomb57
May 7, 2010
my dwarf gardenia has new growth but lower leaves are yellow.Too much water?? 10 hours sun daily.


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Answer from NGA
May 7, 2010

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Yellow leaves can be a natural occurance since the old leaves normally turn yellow and fall off, or could indicate inadequate light, or can signal insufficient water or even the use of hard water. Sounds like your gardenia is getting adequate sunlight so I'm inclined to think it's either a natural shedding of the older leaves or your plant is getting too much water. If the shedding is normal, you'll see new leaves develop where the old leaves fell off. If it's a water stress issue, you'll see yellowing leaves develop all over the plant. Hope your gardenia perks up soon!

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