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plant leaves started turning white

Zone CORTLAND,N.Y 13035 | DOROTHY CORL added on June 11, 2014 | Answered

I had my plant outside for one day and the leaves started turning white. Why and what can I do to help it now?

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Nikki
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Answered on June 11, 2014

It sounds like you did not harden off correctly or placed it in too sunny of a spot. What it has is sunscald – it is a little like a sunburn on a plant. If it was just not hardened off correctly, the problem will disappear and the plant will grow new undamaged leaves. If the location is too sunny for the plant, you may see it continue, and you will need to move the plant to a shadier location. For future reference on acclimating plants outdoors, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/acclimating-houseplants-outdoors.htm

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