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Q.Help! My Dypsis Lutescens Is Getting Yellow Leaves

Zone london | David Sandell added on May 11, 2022 | Answered

Hi guys, got an issue with my dypsis lutescens. Leaves are slightly drooping and some have started to get a yellow tinge. Water schedule has always been under control, soil remains mostly moist. Roots seem fine, no mushy ones only dried right at the end coming out from soil, but has been this way for as long ad I can remember and have had the plant over 2 years now. I can seem some strange very small white bits on bottom of soil when removed from pot; photo has been marked to show this. Any advice would be great!

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Answered on May 11, 2022

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You don't mention what feeding schedule you have, but it could have much to do with this, and the watering.

Feeding should be done once or twice per year, at the least. An all purpose at half strength is most preferable.

Overwatering could be another factor. These need time to dry out, slightly, between waterings. I would be sure to allow the soil to dry out enough to see on top. With proper drainage, this should allow the bottom to dry enough to stave off infections.

It seems, also, that it is time to transplant into a, very slightly, larger pot. I would only go an inch or 2 larger on all sides.

This article will help with the care of the plant:


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