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My Jasmine plant is in a clay pot and the leaves are constantly yellow. Why is that and how do I fix it?

The younger leaves are green but the older leaves are yellow. Has been like this for a while now. I think it has something to do with the clay pot but am unsure

Submitted: 10:13PM, 13 Oct 2010
Answer: Dear Jasmine,

Perhaps your jasmine plant may have outgrown its pot and may need to be re-potted in some fresh potting mix. If the leaves are yellowing it usually indicates nutrient deficiency. Plants in pots need regular fertilising so if it has been a while since you have given it any food, perhaps you could apply a slow release fertiliser such as Acticote for Pots & Planters. This product should be applied in spring and then again in autumn. This way you will ensure that the plant receives the necessary nutrients to keep it healthy. Plants do tend to dry out in clay pots, so always make sure the plant is regularly watered. A monthly application of Seaweed Extract will also help to keep the plant healthy.

Answered: 02:57PM, 04 Nov 2010


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