Ask a Question forum: Leaves of Gerbera Daisy turning red/purple

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Oshawa, Ontario
Jul 29, 2017 6:43 PM CST
Hello all,

I am looking for help with one of my gerbera daisy plants. The veins of the leaves are starting to turn a red/purple colour and is spreading throughout the leaves (see photo). Any suggestions on what the problem may be?

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East Texas (Zone 8b)
Jun 6, 2018 11:26 AM CST
Hi there, I have a gerbera which leaves turned pale green, between the veins. Different appearance than yours, but have you ever found out what your problem was? Mine is a year old and this season it did not put out flowers. I added phosphorus, fertilizers, calcium, to see if it helps, but, leaves stay pale green and no flowers. Still alive, but no flowers.
Any ideas? Shrug!
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Jun 6, 2018 12:40 PM CST
Louisa, pale between the veins typically means either iron or manganese deficiency if on the youngest leaves first, or magnesium deficiency if on the oldest leaves first. If it's the former, then adding calcium (depending on which form) will make it worse because it is more often related to high soil pH than an actual deficiency. Do you recall which leaves started it first, or can you post a picture?
East Texas (Zone 8b)
Jun 7, 2018 12:33 PM CST
I think it is on the old leaves. It put out only 2 or 3 new leaves... Epsom salt, maybe? that is magnesium.
your thoughts?
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