Troubleshooting Cyclamen Leaves Turning Yellow: A Guide To Diagnosing And Treating Common Cyclamen Diseases
Cyclamen is one of the most common plants in your garden. You may have seen it growing around your house or even outside.
If not, you will soon see it when you go out into the sun during summer months. It’s very easy to grow and produces large amounts of flowers every year!
In fact, if you’ve ever looked at the leaves of other plants, they are all made up of cyclamen leaves. These leaves are quite attractive looking and provide many benefits to your garden.
They protect your plant from pests, diseases and insects while also providing food for beneficial bugs such as ladybugs.
However, some leaves of cyclamen do exhibit unusual characteristics. Some of these include:
Leaves Curling (Curl) When You Touch Them – This condition occurs when the leaf surface becomes wrinkled due to water loss. It is caused by a lack of oxygen and moisture in the air causing the cells to shrink.
This causes them to curl upward as you touch them.
To fix this problem, keep the soil moist at all times. In addition, ensure that your plant is getting enough sun and has good ventilation.
You can also spray water on the leaves to prevent them from curling.
Leaves Yellowing – This happens when the plant is lacking nutrients or is experiencing a magnesium deficiency. You can easily tell when this occurs as the older leaves start to turn yellow while the new ones remain green.
To fix this problem, you can add more nutrients and magnesium to the soil or repot into a better soil. If that doesn’t work, there might be a more serious disease at play causing the problem.
In that case, you’ll need to remove the infected leaves as soon as possible.
Leaves with White Powdery Substance – This is a sure sign of a fungal infection known as Sooty Mold.