socalgarden
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Schefflera lower leaves yellowing

Hello all,

I'm a new gardener but so far I've brought quite a few inherited dying plants back to life!

I have an outdoor deck. A schefflera I've had for about a year has some of its lower leaves - the umbrellas at the bottom of some branches - yellowing, though only in the veins and stems of the leaves; the rest of the leaves are still green. My first thought is I might be overwatering slightly, but I want to be sure.

I wait until the top inch of the soil is dry before watering, then water until it starts draining out the bottom. Last month I put a little Ironite into the soil, but not too much. Any thoughts?

Thank you!

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I realy have no idea what this is, although I have seen similar stuff on my schefflera. My advice is, don't worry about it for now. Maybe it has to much sun? However, I would, instead of waiting until the surface is dry to water, water when it is almost, but not quite dry.
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socalgarden
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re: Schefflera

Thanks for the advice! I think I may have been overwatering just a bit, as I tried backing off somewhat these past few weeks and it seems to have calmed things down. But I will follow your advice on when to water.

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Well, if your watering plan works just fine, then by all means keep at it. My advice is simply based on what works for me.
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