Why Blue Daze Leaves Are Turning Yellow

Correct Yellowing of Blue Daze Leaves

A blue daze plant

The blue daze evolvulus flowering plant is native to Paraguay and Brazil. This perennial beauty is an evergreen and a member of the morning glory family. Another name for the blue daze is the dwarf morning glory, blue daze is a tropical plant that produces gray leaves which are fuzzy in appearance with bright blue flowers that bloom from mid-summer through mid-fall and can reach heights of 12 inches with a width of 2-3 ft. Blue daze grows well in zones 8-11.

This evergreen can be grown as a potted plant in a container garden, planted directly into the ground, or can be grown and cared for as an interior plant. The blue daze is amazing and will give you lots of beautiful flower blooms however if the requirements of the blue daze plant are not met can invite many issues one of these issues is the yellowing of blue daze leaves. If you are having this problem with your blue daze then continue reading as we take a closer look at why blue leaves are turning yellow.

Why Blue Daze Leaves Are Turning Yellow

As a normal part of plant life, the older leaves that are at the bottom (mature) will eventually turn yellow, but what happens if yellowing shows up in the younger leaves? ( a plant’s younger leaves grow or emerge from the top). If the leaves of your blue dazes are turning from silvery-greenish to yellow may be because the plant may either be receiving too much water or may not be receiving sufficient water. But what if your blue daze is getting the right amount of water and the leaves turn yellow still? here are other causes that may be at work.

Other Causes of Plant Leaves Turning Yellow

  • A lack of fertilizer or overuse of fertilizers, before applying fertilizer to your blue daze read and follow the manufactures direction for the best results
  • Incorrect lighting, whether too much lighting or a lack of light can contribute to plants’ leaves turning yellow
  • Disease issues may be at work, overwatering will encourage fungus that will lead to root rot
  • A sudden temperature change can cause the yellowing of a plant’s leaves
  • Transplanting a plant can cause yellowing of the leaves because of disturbing the root system causing the plant to go into shock
  • Plants that are root-bound will produce yellow leaves
  • Insect pests can cause the yellowing of plant’s leaves and if not brought under control will cause a quick decline in plants

Nutrient Deficiencies Symptoms of the  Blue Daze Plant

1. Iron Deficiencies: Iron deficiencies in the blue daze plant show up as yellowing between the leaves’ veins, but signs show first in younger leaves of branch tips and plants top.

2.  Nitrogen Deficiencies: Nitrogen deficiencies show up in the older leaves, yellowing begins in older or mature inner leaves, and as the yellowing spreads it advances. If this deficiency is not dealt with will in time spread to the younger leaves.

3. Sulfur Deficiency: Sulfur deficiency affects the newer leaves first then if not treated turns the younger leaves completely yellow.

4. Magnesium Deficiency: The first sign of magnesium deficiency are yellow patches between leaf viens of the older leaves, The leaf’s core turns yellow while the veins stay green.

5. Potassium Deficiency: Signs of deficiency shows up in the leave’s edges turning bright yellow but the inside leaf remains green. The symptoms appear first on the older leaves if not treated can spread to the plant.

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The final word on why blue daze leaves are turning  yellow

The yellowing of plant leaves does not mean the end of your plant, you can strike back and correct this issue that so many gardens, as well as indoor plants, suffer from. Our garden and indoor plants will go to work for us by growing their best. This growth guide will help you along the way as you seek to rid your garden plants of this issue. The blue daze plant is a beautiful evergreen that brings much- flavor to an outdoor or indoor garden setting.


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