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Heirloom rose bush leaves turn yellow

Zone Caguas, Puerto Rico | Anonymous added on April 29, 2016 | Answered

Why is my beautiful Heirloom rose bush suddenly having leaves turn yellow? They begin at the lower branches. I watered it as instructed on the accompanying card. It was fine for a week but this week the lower leaves began turning yellow. I checked the ground thinking I'd over watered it but to my surprise the ground was on the dry side. I watered it and the yellow leaves got worse. I love this fragrant beauty and do wish to save it. Please help. Thank you kindly, Alina Moran

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roseman
Answered on May 2, 2016

If you can take her out of the pot and plant her in the ground or in a larger pot at least, that will help. Usually when it is the lower foliage it is a natural thing. The lower foliage gets shaded by the upper vigorous foliage. The rosebush no longer gets the life sustaining performance out of the lower leaves and allows them to die back naturally. Just keep her fed and watered well and she should do just fine. Give her some kelp meal and moo poo tea a couple times a year too. I get my moo poo tea bags from Annie Haven at Haven Natural Products on line, so easy to use the prices are top notch as well. http://ahavenbrand.com/products.html

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