Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
 
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> House plants in Ireland, including cut flowers

Yellowing leaves of the rubber plant


 
Most Recent Posts New here
Last post: William
Wholesale bulbs
Last post: Greengage
Lidl
Last post: Margo
Greenhouse
Last post: Greengage
 
Author Message
Green fingers
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 29 Apr 2009
Posts: 43
Location: Cork

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 5:14 pm    Post subject: Yellowing leaves of the rubber plant Reply with quote

I have a rubber plant and its leaves both top and bottom are turning yellow. It is in a well lit area. I am wondering is it nutrition or water? Any ideas?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Greengage
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 09 Nov 2011
Posts: 1605
Location: Kildare

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If lower leaves are starting to yellow or die your rubber plant may be pot bound. The rubber plants have extensive root development. Another cause of yellowing of leaves may be over watering. make sure that your pot has the ability to drain excess water from the soil. Also do not have your plants roots sitting in water. Place 1 to 2 inches of pebble stones or broken pots at the bottom of your pot usually prevents this problem.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Green fingers
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 29 Apr 2009
Posts: 43
Location: Cork

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya,
Thanks for your reply.
The leaves turning yellow are at the top of the plant as well as down near the soil.
It is in a large pot and is not getting too much water. I am puzzled myself.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Greengage
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 09 Nov 2011
Posts: 1605
Location: Kildare

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

move it to shade out of light for a while
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> House plants in Ireland, including cut flowers All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2014 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)