It doesn't always have to be a cause for concern when your beloved houseplant develops yellow or brown leaves and they fall off - plants continue to grow while at the same time shedding older leaf mass. This process is part of the normal growth cycle of most plants and is referred to as "leaf shedding."
However, if many plant leaves are yellowing and dying at the same time, or if this occurs with new leaves, it can be a sign that something is wrong. Here we present possible reasons for this and show you ways to successfully combat these causes!
Lack of nutrients in your plant
You can often recognize symptoms of a nutrient deficiency by looking at the leaves of your houseplant. Depending on the symptoms your plant is exhibiting, it can be deduced which specific plant nutrient it may be lacking - you just have to recognize it! To prevent deficits from occurring in the first place, you should fertilize your houseplants regularly.
Mobile nutrients are active ingredients that can be transported from one plant organ to another as needed. These include nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), chlorine (Cl) and magnesium (Mg). In the event of a deficiency, symptoms, such as yellow ones, are the first to appear in the older plant leaves
Only partially mobile or immobile nutrients can no longer be transported to other areas within the plant. These include Zinc (Z), Molybdenum (Mo), Manganese (Mn), Calcium (Ca), Sulfur (S), Iron (Fe), Boron (B) and Copper (Cu). If there is a deficiency, the symptoms of the deficiency are first seen in the young
- If the older
leavesyellowing on a plant is often a sign of nitrogen deficiency.
- A lack of phosphorus leads to discolored plant leaves - mostly reddish to black.
- If there is a lack of magnesium, the elderly become older
leavesyellow, the veins initially remain green.
- If there is a zinc deficiency, young leaf mass turns yellow from the tip.
- Iron and manganese deficiency results in young
Scrollto a yellowish colouration, but the veins remain green for the time being.
- A lack of calcium is indicated by brown spots on new plant leaves.
- If plants get too little copper, the young foliage curls. Old
leavesremain dark green.
Wrong location: Poor substrate, little water, draft and Co.
Giving too much water can cause the plant's roots to rot. This so-called waterlogging leads to yellow leaf mass. But even if you don't water your plant enough, they can
Sometimes the uptake of nutrients via the roots can be disturbed and a possible cause, for example due to a poorly developed root system, compacted potting soil or an unfavorable pH value in the soil. In this case, a fertilizer that is absorbed through the leaf mass is ideal.
A lack of potassium causes the plants to wilt despite an adequate water supply. Discoloration of the leaf edges occurs. If the plant does not get enough water, its
How do brown tips come about?
Brown leaf tips can be caused by several factors. The most common reason is lack of moisture: if the humidity is too low or the plant doesn't get enough water, the edges can dry out and turn brown.
Over-feeding with mineral fertilizers can also cause salt to build up in the plant, which can lead to brown leaf tips.
If the plant receives too much direct sunlight, the
disease and pest =
leaves turn yellow and discolor
Pests such as spider mites or thrips can also damage the tissue on the leaf tips and cause brown leaf edges. Pest infestation such as aphids and diseases such as fungal infections can lead to the
Over-fertilization of houseplants
You can tell if you are using too much fertilizer on your indoor plants by the fact that the
Causes of brown and yellow
leaves control in indoor plants
If there is brown discoloration on the edge of the
Spraying the plant with foliar fertilizer can provide immediate help in the event of nutrient deficiencies. About the
The FARBIO® Nitrogen Bio-Boost supports your plants with nitrogen, which is not only essential for healthy growth, but also lets your plants shine with intense green leaves!