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yellow leaves

PostPosted: 21 Feb 2010 12:53
by ann kirkpatrick
help please! i know nothing at all about plants, but have temporary resposibility for a large rubber plant. I think i may have overwatered it a week ago and now one of it's leaves is very yellow. should i water it again or not? Should i cut the poor leaf off?

PostPosted: 26 Feb 2010 12:19
by gardening_guru
Hello Ann,

Yes, remove the leaf. It will not recover back to a healthy green once it has turned yellow. Overwatering is probable but it could also be a temperature issue. What is the room temperature? Is it near a radiator? How much light is it getting?
My advice at this time of year is to aim for a room temperture of 55-60F, as much light as possible, very little watering (once per week), no cold draughts.

Regards, George.