Why Chinese Evergreen Plants Get Yellow Leaves

    Hi Roberta, The confusing thing about Chinese evergreen plants is that they can get yellow leaves when they are either over or under-watered. Allow the top 25-30% of the soil to dry out before watering. Try to check the soil as far down as possible to see how wet it might be. You can … Read more

 

 

Hi Roberta,

The confusing thing about Chinese evergreen plants is that they can get yellow leaves when they are either over or under-watered. Allow the top 25-30% of the soil to dry out before watering. Try to check the soil as far down as possible to see how wet it might be. You can also buy a water meterHow to know if your plant needs water. Learn how to use a water meter, also called a soil moisture meter, to find out how wet or dry your plant soil is and whether it's time to water. to check the water levelThese are general guidelines that describe different poisonous plant toxicity levels. It's possible for an allergic reaction to occur from contact with any houseplant, toxic or non-toxic. If there is ever a concern, call: Poison Control Center: ******1-800-222-1222****** Level #1: Houseplants with low toxicity, may be mildly irritating, especially the sap of the plant. Level#2: Houseplants with medium to severe toxicity. Eating parts of these houseplants may result in vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pains, skin irritations, and breathing difficulties. Level #3: These houseplants are  very poisonous. When eaten, especially in large quantities,  severe vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pains, skin irritations, and breathing difficulties can occur. Level #4: These houseplants are extremely poisonous. Eating parts of these houseplants can be be life threatening. Every plant listed in our Popular HousePlant guide has a section explaining whether or not it is toxic and, if so, how dangerous it is. Amaryllis, alocasia, dieffenbachias, crotons, ivies, azaleas, lilies, and philodendrons are just a few of the highly poisonous plants we use in our homes and offices all of the time. If you don't know whether your houseplant can pose a threat, send an email to Ask Judy@HousePlant411.com. Include a picture of your plant and a description. Judy will let you know if the houseplant should be kept away from small children and pets. See colorful pictures and get more information about poisonous houseplants in my book Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants   in the soil. You can read about water meterHow to know if your plant needs water. Learn how to use a water meter, also called a soil moisture meter, to find out how wet or dry your plant soil is and whether it's time to water.s in the Glossary of the website. It doesn’t look like the kind of damage over fertilizing would do. That said, here are some fertilizing tips: Chinese Evergreen plants need very little plant food. Feed every other month with a balanced plant food, diluted to 1/4 the recommended strength. The size of the pot should only be an inch or two larger than the rootball of the plant. This helps prevent the soil from staying wet too long and causing root rot.

 

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