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Chinese elm Dropping leaves

Was healthy good Leaf growth then Started Dropping leaves some of which had Started to turn Brown

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Re: Chinese elm Dropping leaves

Renate wrote:Was healthy good Leaf growth then Started Dropping leaves some of which had Started to turn Brown
Not nearly enough information. Please read this thread then update yours.

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/v ... hp?t=21636

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Chineese elm

Chinese elm sits Near south facing window Radiator under window on low heat wiith a Bowl of Water Beside for humidifier.. Gets watered twice a Week. Was healthy and had a good Leaf green and plenty of them with new growth just after christmas but in the last week has dropped many of it's leaves which have gone brown or yellow and then Fall off. Soil is moist but not overly so, gets watered with Water that has been through a britta filter as water here got a lot of lime. advice please thank you

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Renate,

Several things jump out at me.
Near south facing window
Light levels drop off dramatically as you move away from the source, in this case the window.
Radiator under window on low heat
Our homes are very dry and being close to a radiator makes things worse.
Gets watered twice a Week
Never water on a schedule, but according to the needs of the plant in question.

Read through this thread paying particular attention to what we are calling 'the chopstick method'

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/v ... php?t=1479

In general, most trees are going to struggle indoors unless you make a real effort to provide them what they require. Your Chinese Elm will do much better outside once the weather breaks for good.

Norm

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