Yellow leaves - Knowledgebase Question

Coral Springs, Fl
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Question by storejb
June 14, 2010
I recently bought a 8 foot mango tree in a pot. Just a couple days before I planted it, the leaves started turning yellow and falling off. I figured due to not enough water. Then I planted it and watered it very well, but the leaves are still turning yellow and falling off. I water it every day, do I need to let it dry out for a couple days?

Answer from NGA
June 14, 2010
When leaves turn yellow and fall off it's usually an indication of overwatering. If you keep the soil too moist the roots of your mango can suffocate. Now that you've planted it, water it deeply once or twice a week, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. It will take a few weeks for your mango to adjust to its new surroundings and establish its root system. When it does, you'll see some improvement in its appearance. Best wishes with your new mango.

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