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Q.Why Would The Leaves On My Birds Nest Plant Fade To Light Green

Zone valencia ca. zone 9 | Anonymous added on June 9, 2021 | Answered

My plant was very healthy until one day, nothing having changed, one leaf turned a very pale shade of green and limp. The new shoot is still in the opening position for almost a week now. Light and watering are the same. I re-potted it to a larger pot but, the plant seems to have stop growing and other leaves are fading in color and strength…I do not feel the re-potting is the issue. Thank you!

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Answered on June 18, 2021

The repotting could be the issue if the container was more than one size up. The extra soil actually can cause root rot, a complication of overwatering.

When leaves start to yellow and limp, I immediately think of too much water. You don't mention fertilizer, it may need a fertilizer pick-me-up.


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