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Moring leaves yellowing

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JenJen starts with ...
Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone knows what may be causing the leaves on my moringa tree to do this? This just started happening a few weeks ago. Up until then it has been doing very well and I've had the plant since October last year.

Any advice would be wonderful!

Thanks in advance!
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Farouk says...
Maybe try repotting it & watering it well, make sure it's draining well.

I see you've got slow-release fertiliser in the pot, there is the possibility of either way, nutrient-deficient or overfed/burnt out?

Also looks like something has taken a bite out of it?
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Jen
Looks like your moringa is being attacked by powdery mildew with the white powdery spots visible on the leaves. If that's the case you can treat it with the following organic brews:
1. Baking soda; ratio-1 tbsp of baking
soda, 1/2 tsp of non-detergent liquid
soap per 1 gallon of water. Mix and
spray
2. Milk; ratio-1 part milk, 2-3 parts
water. Mix and spray
3. Mouthwash; ratio - 1 part mouthwash 3
parts water, mix and spray.

Also keep up the water specially during summer. And slowly introduce it to more sunlight to harden the plant.

Also removed most of the affected leaves to avoid infecting other plants.
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JenJen says...
Farouk thank you. The pot is definitely well draining and the plant is well watered. Yes I do have slow release but it was added when I potted it in November. Any other suggestions?
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JenJen says...
Thanks Fruitylicious1. Yes there is definitely a coating on all the leaves, I had thought it was dirt!

I will give the mix a go and see what happens.

Thanks again!
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Jen

I had a closer look at the affected leaves of your moringa and it seemed like there were cobwebs underneath the leaves. It might be spider mites sucking the life out of you plant. Have a good look at it. Spray it with insecticidal soap if that's the case. Happy gardening 🙂
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Farouk says...
Hi JenJen,

That's a good start & recommendation from Fruitylicious.

I've also been doing some research and found Moringa's are rarely affected this way according to reports (I don't have any experience with Moringa but sure do with plants/trees) it's still possible & worth considering.

Could you get a clear & up-close photo of a few leaves & the main trunk/stem?

I read on the link below someone suggested a magnesium sulfate deficiency & Add Epsom salt solution to soil. Keep us updated, would be good to see the health of the tree turn around.

https://gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/35014/moringa-yellowing-leaf-drop
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