Plant Leaves Turning Yellow?

Home Garden Plant Leaves Turning Yellow?

Are your plant leaves turning yellow? Keep reading for the reason & how to fix it.

Are Your Plant Leaves Turning Yellow?

How does your garden look like? Is it lusciously green or are the leaves of your plants a little bit yellow? If it’s green, well good for you! It only means that your plants are in great shape. But if they’re yellow, well that’s a sign that you’ve been overwatering, you’ve got bugs, or there’s a nutrient deficiency. Find out the common culprits of yellowing plants in this infographic to help you solve this problem.

Why Are My Plants Turning Yellow

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Signs of Plant Leaves Turning Yellow Include:

Pest Problem

THE SIGNS – Insects living on & eating leaves

HOW TO FIX – Spray plant with neem oil or an insect killing soap.


THE SIGNS – Leaves look yellow and wited

HOW TO FIX – Poor soil drainage could result in your plant’s roots drowning. Add sand to soil or replant to a raised bed.

Lack of Sunlight

THE SIGNS – Leaves look faded and droopy

HOW TO FIX – The leaves aren’t getting enough sun. Reposition your plant’s location.


THE SIGNS – Leaves look dry and feel crunchy to touch.

HOW TO FIX – Plants should get at least 1″ of water each week. Water your plants regularly.

Plant Leaves Are Turning Yellow Because Nutrient Deficiencies:

Plants require 13 essential mineral nutrients they absorb through the soil. Here are six nutrient deficiencies that cause leaves to turn yellow and how to correct them.

Potassium Deficiency

THE SIGNS – Edges & tips of leaves become yellow

HOW TO FIX – Bury citrus rinds in soil at base of plant. Add compost rich in fruit or veggie waste.

Nitrogen Deficiency

THE SIGNS – Tips & center vein in leaves become yellow

HOW TO FIX – Add organic compost like manure or coffee grounds to the soil.

Calcium Deficiency

THE SIGNS – Leaves become misshapen

HOW TO FIX -Determine if your soil is acidic or alkaline. For alkaline soil use gypsum & for acidic soil use lime.

Zinc Deficiency

THE SIGNS – Leaves show signs of light discoloration between large veins

HOW TO FIX – Spray with kelp extract

Iron Deficiency

THE SIGNS – Leaves become yellow & have small, green veins

HOW TO FIX – Determine the pH level of your soil & lower the pH to under 7. Then reduce the amount of phosphorus in the soil

Magnesium Deficiency

THE SIGNS – Leaves show signs of white stripes along veins

HOW TO FIX – Add organic compost rich in magnesium, or add Epsom salts or lime to the soil.

Does this help you grow your garden better? Let us know below in the comments!

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