Hibiscus forum: New leaves on tropical hibiscus showing light color with very dark veining

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arigomi
Apr 13, 2020 8:06 AM CST
Hello! Hoping you all can help me out. Per the attached photo, the new leaves on my tropical hibiscus are showing light color with very dark veining. Should I be worried? These new leaves are quite glossy as well. I'm also posting a photo of one of the "regular" leaves for comparison. I should add that the plant is potted indoors and is under artificial lights at the moment. This has also never happened before.

Thank you in advance!

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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Apr 13, 2020 8:53 AM CST
It's Chlorosis. Since yours is showing in new leaves first it is probably from a lack of iron. Try adding some chelated iron to the soil. Also to much phosphorus can interfere with the uptake of iron so if you are using a fertilizer make sure it is very low in phosphorus.
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arigomi
Apr 13, 2020 1:18 PM CST
Thank you Horntoad! I will try that and report back.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Apr 13, 2020 1:22 PM CST
arigomi said:Thank you Horntoad! I will try that and report back.


If that does not work try some Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate).

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