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Q.yellowing split-leaf Philodendron

Zone Massachusetts | rjacobs7768 added on March 11, 2015 | Answered

I have a split-leaf philodendron, which is at least 30 years old. It thrives on my sun porch in the summer and manages to survive in the winter (I’m in Massachusetts). It has developed blonde spots on a few leaves, and the leaf tissue appears to be dying. What should I do?

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Answered on March 11, 2015

Yellowing leaves on philodendrons could be attributed to chlorosis, which is caused by a lack of magnesium in the soil. In this case, you would want to apply a balanced liquid foliage houseplant fertilizer that contains macro-nutrients. Yellowing in leaves can also indicate overwatering or too much direct sunlight.

For more information on the care of philodendrons, please visit the following link:

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