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Q.I Have A 2 Year Old Ocotillo Grown From Seed, It’s Leaves Are Yellowing And Falling.

Zone 9B. Desert hot springs | beekaykent added on December 26, 2021 | Answered

This plant was started from seed in Tucson, I’ve had it home about 3 months. Leaves were green till this week. We did have rain. I water it 2 times a week on a schedule.

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Answered on December 27, 2021

Likely, it has received too much water. Instead of watering on schedule, make sure to water only when it is needed. A water meter may be necessary to get a reading deeper into the container.

Here is an article that will help you to use one:


Unfortunately, your photos did not come through, so I am unable to see the damage. I can provide a link to an article that will help you to grow one of these to their potential:


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