What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.Why is Sour Sop trees dropping new leaves?

Zone West Central Georgia | jgmoore50 added on February 7, 2015 | Answered

I’ve had two Sour Sop trees for two years which I’ve kept inside during the winter months and outside during summer months. They are about 5′ tall. I’ve had no problems until this year. This winter I added grow lights above them and they started growing and sprouting like they were on steroids. They are having trouble holding the new growth, the new leaves keep falling off. At every old leave, it looks like a new sprout is coming out.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on February 10, 2015

Sounds like the extra light has them confused. Could be that they are used to going into a bit of dormancy, but the light from the grow lights is signaling that they should grow. Could also be that they don't have enough root structure to support the new leaves, or that they're not getting enough water. I'd try dispensing with the grow lights, and see what happens.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert