Why does a Chinese Evergreen Plant Gets Yellow Leaves?

Hi Judy! My Chinese Evergreen Plant is developing yellowish leaves. I water once every 7-10 days, and it is next to an east window that gets AM light, any ideas?


Hi Alli,

How to treat and prevent yellow leaves on a Chinese Evergreen plant


If the bottom leaves on a Chinese Evergreen Plant turn yellow, it is usually a sign of under-watering or over watering. Allow the top 25-30% of the soil to dry out before watering. When the soil of a Chinese Evergreen plant is too wet, the stems become mushy and die. When the soil gets too dry or too wet, yellow leaves develop. Chinese Evergreen plants need very little plant food. Feed every other month with a balanced plant food diluted to 1/4 the recommended strength. Always dilute your fertilizer to 1/4 the recommended strength or it will burn the tips of the leaves. Chinese Evergreen plants are probably the only indoor plant with large, colorful, variegated leaves that can live in low-light conditions. If placed in medium light, these plants grow more quickly.

You can read all my care tips in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.