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Carambola (Starfruit) Leaf help!

DrewGatchel added on March 27, 2016 | Answered

My young carambola tree is showing signs of distress through the leaves and I am not sure what to do. It's got plenty of water and the pH doesn't look imbalanced. The leaves are curling up and falling off. Any help?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 29, 2016

It appears that your young tree has signs of iron chlorosis.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/starfruit/container-grown-starfruit.htm

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MajorAntidote
Answered on April 4, 2018

My Carambola looked like that in it's first winter when I was overwatering it. The colder it got, I realized, the less water it needed. Maybe temp fluctuation is the problem?

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DrewGatchel
Answered on March 29, 2016

I'm still not convinced because it has seemed to be fine all winter until now, where they've been rapidly drying up and/or curling and then falling off at an alarming rate. I thought that Iron Chlorosis was more of just yellowing that would cause them to drop.

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