Diagnosing Your FLF Part 2
If you haven't already done so, go watch Diagnosing Your FLF Part 1 to see if you are having problems with watering and humidity levels!
Yellow leaves can happen for many different reasons. Not enough sun sunlight, not enough nutrients, too much water or a pest infestation!
Check your FLF's location. It needs bright light for most of the day. Too far away from a window with a bright light source will yellow leaves.
If your FLF's location is okay, yellow leaves happen when soil has become old and the plant isn't getting nutrients anymore.
Potting soil is only nutritious for up to two years at maximum. Old soil will also be very dry, cracked and compacted and hard to break apart.
You will need to start adding fertilizer when you water your plant. Only fertilize once a month in the summer growing season!
A generic fertilizer will be okay, but one with 3-2-1 ratio of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium is best.
If you water your FLF too much, the leaves can also turn yellow from root rot. These leaves will also have soft brown patches on them as well.
To see if your FLF has root rot, lift the plant out of its pot. If the roots are brown and mushy, it's rot. You need to cut this part out and repot.
Water the plant in the future only once a week in the summer, and once every two weeks in winter. Always check by using your knuckle first!
Rarely, insects can also cause yellow leaves buy slowly eating the plants, causing them to yellow and die. Inspect leaves regularly!
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