Q.Hi I Have A Nazemetz Feijoa Growing In A Large Pot. However It Has Been Consistently Losing Leaves For Quite A While, Especially I
n the lower parts of branches. I have another feijoa that’s growing in a similar sized pot and it is doing fine (no leaf-drop). O ne of the branches has lost nearly all of its leaves (except for one). Sometimes just touching the leaves cause them to drop. Stro ng winds have also damaged only a few leaves, but I don’t think that’s the actual problem. Is it some soil/watering issue or som ething? Would appreciate some help. Thanks There are adequate drainage holes on the bottom of the pot. Will the feijoa recover and grow back in those places where it has lost leaves? Quite worried about its health – looking a bit bare. I’m hoping it will make a nice bushy shrub. Also there seems to be some sort of insect pest that nibbles on the new young leaves, but I haven’t seen the pest itself yet. Any suggestions on what it may be?
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Here are some articles that should help with its care. Check the soil pH. If it's too high, it can cause yellowing leaves. It also needs light fertilization every other month. They don't need a lot of water, so you might be overwatering.
I've also included information about pest control. I would spray it with Bt and see if that helps deter the pests, which may be caterpillars.