Chlorosis! How to Treat Yellowing Foliage // Garden Answer

Chlorosis! How to Treat Yellowing Foliage // Garden Answer



hey guys today I want to talk about chlorosis because it's something that I'm dealing with in my garden right now I'm not sure how big is an issue it is in other gardening regions but it is in mine so I thought I would explain what it is and how we combat it so chlorosis is the yellowing of leaf tissue due to lack of chlorophyll and it usually presents just like this the tissues all yellow and the veins remain a dark green so when you see that it's a telltale sign that your planet has chlorosis the main reason why plants get chlorosis is because of a lack of iron your plants need iron in order to form chlorophyll which is the green pigment in your leaves and that chlorophyll also helps absorb sunlight which then turns into sugar which is energy for your plant to grow and be healthy so there's several things that can play into why your plants aren't getting enough iron and the biggest one is soil pH if the soil pH is too high your soils too alkaline it binds up the nutrients in the soil and mix them in soluble and it makes the plants not be able to take them up into their system that's what I deal with in my area so I have to come back chlorosis with a two pronged approach I have to continually add soil amendments into our soil to bring that pH down in order for the plant to even be able to take up iron and then I add in a good source of iron so there's always some of that present in the soil so that the plants can take it up this is a brand new garden for us so I'm dealing with a lot of just little issues here and there and I hope throughout the years I can kind of reverse these problems the other things that can contribute are any kind of root problems so if the roots are damaged or hurt in any way they are unable to take up nutrients so if they're sitting in water or if they've just had some damage like a rototiller or if they're compacted something like that so that your plants can't take it up that's all so that also can contribute to a chlorotic problem now usually they start on the ends like you can see right here on this rosebush here they start on the ends or the younger terminal leaves and then they work their way down into the shrubs so further down in the shrub looks nice and green but the tips all look bad and it may not be a universal of issue it might just present on a few branches and if it's a severe problem the leaves can start to scorch and that branch could eventually even die so you really want to get on it and start treating your shrubs with iron the moment you see this start so let me show you a few examples of some things in my garden that have clear the first one is right next to me this is a rosebush here a hybrid tea and it's got chlorosis really bad so I'm going to be treating that and then let's go look at a hardy geranium I have so this perennial geranium has chlorosis or the beginnings of it you can start to see the tissue is yellowing and the veins are remaining dark green so I'll be treating this one as well and then I want to show you a little bit more in our privet hedges so this is a perfect example of chlorosis you can see on the younger or terminal leaves that they're showing chlorosis the tissue is starting to yellow and the veins are dark green but as you follow the branch back into the shrub it's a nice dark green color so that is a really good example of chlorosis I wish I didn't have such a great example to show you so now I want to show you what I use and how I apply it so I'm starting with the roses first and I'm going to be using iron tone it's something I've been using for a long time I really like that it's organic I like that it's a slow-release low breakdown it doesn't leach out of the soil very quickly it stays present which is something I really like to know especially when I have such a chlorosis problem so I'm just going to follow the instructions on the back of the bag and it says to sprinkle 1 to 2 cups around the drip line of the plant which the drip line you go to the outermost edges of the leaves it's like if you were to draw a circle around those outermost edges that's the drip line of your plant so I'm just going to sprinkle that around and kind of work it in lightly with my fingers and then water it in so that's how I comeback chlorosis I do recommend though that everybody perform a soil test on your soil that way you know what pH you're dealing with as well as some of the key nutrients in your soil so you have a baseline you know what issues if there are any with your soil so you can add in what you need to for your plants to be happy and healthy so I hope this video was helpful to you guys if it was leave a like down below and we will see you in the next video bye

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45 thoughts on “Chlorosis! How to Treat Yellowing Foliage // Garden Answer

  1. great video my potted lime and grapefruit had it bad..Be warned that iron STAINS concrete everything well they type I purchased and it took a month in my potted plants to get better. Now I have half a long bed with stunted pale plants I put 2 year old chicken litter sawdust and dung and I am thinking it was not composted enough and it is an nitrogen problem.. Oh the joys thanks for the excellent video BTW I put it around my two blueberries I understand that iron will bring down the PH? both citrus and blueberries like acidic ground. IT is the only time I had had chlorosis on those two plants

  2. I LOOOOVE all your videos, but especially the ones where things go wrong/ how to fix problems with plants. I need to learn all I can about that πŸ˜‰

  3. Could this be mosaic virus? I have a pot with petunias and one of them is showing this… not sure what to do about it..

  4. So I thought I had the same problem, I added iron and it’s gotten worse… Nothing has helped. Just not sure what to do.

  5. I know this is a few years old…. I just transplanted roses from an iron rich dirt in oregon… to potting soil.. four days into that transfer.. a few have dry/yellowing of leaves.

  6. Hi, My plant has completely turned yellow, here is the image of the plant, the leaves are drying off and falling, the branches have become very week. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S9N-Jnh13GIz-WhFLaq9eGVR4_XWStlk/view

  7. Thanks for sharing as always laura!! My gosh, I hear you with that soil ph. We deal with so many pests fungus and mold here in f.l. It's a constant battle against mother nature, but so worth it when I go out to pick my produce fresh from the garden! I'm always having to test my soil ph and usually have to add PH down at least once a week, to 2 weeks throughout my garden, so I can definitly relate to that one.

  8. I have the exact same issue with my rosebush! thanks for this, will be ordering iron tone soon… I love the info in this video! But, in terms of any yellowed branches, should they just be left on the bush or removed? thanks for always being informative! i love these short informational videos! keep it up! <3

  9. What can I do about chlorosis in my houseplants? I'm pretty sure it has to do with the local water quality, but how can I go about figuring out what is causing it so that I know how to treat it?

  10. Thx for Ure informations but u haven't put into your consideration that in tunisia for example it's so hot in the summer and then those kinds of plants will die under the 40 degrees.I want your advice to protect my plants.thank u again

  11. This video came at a perfect time. I was just looking at my Basil plant and wondering if I was watering it too much.

  12. I had the same problem with my Barbados Cherry. My pH soil is too high. So I gave them acid + epsom salt solution for the root and low concentration of balanced npk for the foliage. and now they're just doing fine and started to flowering again.

  13. Hey there! I love your videos!! Chlorosis can also bem caused by lack of magnesium, calcium or/and sulfur πŸ™‚ magnesium is the central component of the chlorophyll molecules, and iron is a fundamental atom in the process of chlorophyll production.

  14. Great video. Great articulate speaker!…how long did it take for you to see a difference on your rose bushes? I've been told to use Epsom for mag/sulpha deficiency …my soil started out great -made up of compost/ perlite and Peat but every year my plants get yellower!

  15. HOw could my whole town be suffering from chlorosis….How is that possible? Was the area rained down on with chemicals? I don't see how this could affect a whole town.

  16. Wow! After all my searching an actual video with a detailed explanation, an obtainable product, application amounts and demo of application. Perfect. I wish other gardening tutorial people would implement this formula. Excellent! You helped me so much this day.

  17. It’s nice to see some instruction for western gardeners. We have enough from south east and eastern experts. Could you do one on Ph reading methods. I have trouble reading paper strips and liquids. The colors are so weak and hard to read.

  18. Can chlorosis happen when the soil is too acidic for a plant? I have a clematis that looks a little too pale.

  19. Thank you Laura! I have learned so much from you. Every time I have a problem I literally run up to your channel for help.

  20. My hydrangeas have a chlorosis too and we don't have that kind product on sale at my place. I tried epsom salt once a month and it worked for after 2 months. My plants are now healthy again. πŸ™‚

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