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Toronto ,Canada
Jan 27, 2018 7:27 PM CST
Leaf after leaf is getting yellow.
Please help. What am I doing wrong?

I'm watering once every three weeks. It's been in the same pot for twelve years. The oldest leaves yellow first.

The plant is under a south west skylight.

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Name: Celia
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Jan 28, 2018 7:57 AM CST
What kind of plant is this? Pictures of the whole plant would be helpful. Whole plant and pot.
Name: Sue
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Jan 28, 2018 8:03 AM CST
As well as what kind of plant it is and a pic of the whole plant, can you tell us what fertilizer you have used. Also how do you determine that it needs watering every three weeks, does the potting mix stay damp that long?
Name: Bill
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Jan 28, 2018 12:44 PM CST
Could it be a rubber plant?? If it is grown in good light it could be losing leaves due senility. If every leaf is yellowing it might be dying due to low water. It is hard for anyone to diagnose what is wrong without more pictures and information.
You can research rubber plants yourself in the meantime and perhaps figure out if that is what you have.
There are dozens of knowledgeable people in these forums but we need more than a single clue most times.
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Name: Sue
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Jan 28, 2018 9:23 PM CST
It might need some fertilizer. I like to use Miracle Grow with the watered-down option mixed in water when watering plants. If it's rootbound, it might need some food.

But, yeah, we need pics or more info.

Also, is there a possibility it's been more warm or cold lately? More drafts? Changed where you keep it - moved it to a different spot?

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