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Leucaddendron yellowing leaves

Posted by manifest USDA 11a, Sunset 24, (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 24, 13 at 22:42

I purchased a gorgeous Leucadendron 'Silvan Red' about a month ago from a local nursery. I planted it into a spot that gets morning to midday sun. It seemed to do well up until about a week ago when the leaves at the base of the plant began to turn yellow and fall off.

I've only given it water twice (every other week) since I've planted it. We have beach sand that I added some garden amendment to...I'm trying to figure out what could be the cause of the yellowing leaves, but I haven't a clue.

I even checked my moisture meter and it indicates on a scale of 1-10 that the soil around the plant is about a level 4. Moist to the point of almost being dry, but not wet.

Any ideas about a possible cause for the yellowing leaves?

This post was edited by manifest on Mon, Jun 24, 13 at 22:54


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RE: Leucaddendron yellowing leaves

  • Posted by manifest USDA 11a, Sunset 24, (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 24, 13 at 22:47

Here's another photo with a close up. When the plant was first purchased, all the leaves save for the blooming tips were more of a gorgeous green with a red/burgundy tinge along the edge rather than a bright yellow. It's my first Leucadendron, so I'm in the discovery phase of my relationship with this beauty!


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RE: Leucaddendron yellowing leaves

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 25, 13 at 17:09

Beach sand from the beach?!?


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RE: Leucaddendron yellowing leaves

  • Posted by manifest USDA 11a, Sunset 24, (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 25, 13 at 17:27

Whoops. What I meant to write is that we're by the beach and the soil is extremely sandy!


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