Ocotillo Plants

What Causes an Ocotillo’s Leaves to Turn Yellow?

Barstownancy added on October 30, 2015 | Answered

It has been healthy and producing flames regularly for 8 years. The conditions have not changed.

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Answered on November 1, 2015

Yellowing leaves could indicate watering issues, to much or to little, nutrient concerns and possible insects.

Scale can become an issue for Ocotillos and they are a sucking insect.

The use of an insecticidal soap should clear them up.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.


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