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What does it mean when a plant turns yellow?

And is it ok to take off the yellow leaves to the plant?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:33 AM on Jun. 8, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • I think it means there was too much water & I always take them off... course, what do I know. I only have silk plants cause I always kill real ones!!! LOL!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:34 AM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • they've been overwatered. just remove the yellow/dead parts, and if you have a self-watering pot (the kind that sits in a saucer-type holder), once the plant dries out, you can water once a week (unless its sitting in a breezy or especially sunny area) 'from the bottom'--meaning, put the water into the saucer-thingy that the pot sits in. the roots get the water they need, and the topside of the plant doesn't get yellowed.
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 8:36 AM on Jun. 8, 2009

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