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Apr 9, 2018 11:24 AM CST
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Hi can anyone please tell me why this little plant is turning yellow at the base leaves? I'm not sure what type of plant it is as there are no labels on the pot. It has been hanging for a couple of weeks in a fairly low light bathroom with a hydro spike. Over the last few days it has lost lots of its frongs :-(
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Apr 9, 2018 8:08 PM CST
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Apr 9, 2018 8:11 PM CST
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Yes, need a larger photo to be able to tell what it might be and offer suggestions for care.
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Apr 9, 2018 10:14 PM CST
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One possible reason is it may be compensating for lower light levels. Was it in brighter light before? If the rest of the plant is healthy this would be a normal reaction. Or an expert may tell me I'm wrong? Whistling
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It looks like a variety of the green wandering jew
Apr 10, 2018 6:39 AM CST
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Yellowing of the oldest leaves of a plant at the base is typical aging. The plant drops the oldest leaves and puts its resouces into growing the new ones. As long as it's only the oldest leaves doing this and the plant otherwise looks healthy I wouldn't worry about it.

If the plant looks pale overall as well, then it could be lack of nitrogen. Houseplants don't typically need a lot of fertilizer but may need a little once in a while if they start to show symptoms. Low nitrogen causes the oldest leaves to yellow and drop because the plant recycles the nutrient to fuel the newer growth. Do you ever fertilize it?
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