Rubber Tree Plant Turning Yellow

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Welcome to this article that will be talking about rubber trees turning yellow. This is a quite common occurrence among a lot of beginner gardeners. The rubber tree is in general a pretty hardy plant and resilient to a lot of diseases.

But the plant is susceptible to certain things like too much sunlight and soil which does not contain any nutrients. Both those two things are causes for a rubber tree starting to turn yellow. 

Below is the article here, we will continue the topic of growing and caring for rubber trees. It’s one of the less common houseplants out there, but nonetheless a great choice for beginners. As we said, it’s pretty resilient to disease and can manage rough times very well.

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Rubber Tree Plant Turning Yellow

Just like we mentioned at the start of the article here, the rubber tree is able to turn yellow when it’s exposed to some harmful environments. That could be for example being placed in a too-sunny spot in your apartment or house.

Too much sunlight and the plant will get very tired. We always recommend trying to get just around 8 – 10 hours of sunlight each day if you keep it indoors. That seems to be the ideal time for the plant to perform enough photosynthesis each day. 

The plant will get too much of the good stuff basically when exposed to more sunlight than what we mentioned was ideal. The leaves will begin to wrinkle on the sides and after a while, the color will shift more toward yellow instead.

The second reason we mentioned was the soil which does not contain any nutrients. As there isn’t anything for the plant to take from the soil, it will begin to start stressing a lot which causes the plant to shift in color. 

The soil should be fertilized about every month or two. That way we’ll have an influx of healthy nutrients in the soil. The roots will have a much easier time than getting nutrition to the rest of the plant. That then turns into the plant being able to continue growing and having a healthy structure too.

If the leaves are falling off your rubber tree then you should read this article right here, Rubber Tree Leaves Turning Brown And Falling Off.

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Will Yellow Leaves On Rubber Plant Turn Green Again

The leaves on your rubber plant will turn green again if they have turned yellow before. The thing we need to make sure of is that the plant is living in a great environment where it can live healthy and without stress.

Stress is more or less what makes the plant start to turn yellow in color. So in order for us to make the planet once again turn back to green we need to emulate this ideal environment. For us, that means finding a spot where the plant can get about 8 – 10 hours of sunlight each day and no more or no less.

Second is fertilizing the soil every now and again to make sure the roots get the nutrition they need. Watering the soil as well is important. Try to keep the soil slightly damp all the time.

If your rubber tree is turning black then you should read this article, Rubber Tree Turning Black.

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What Does An Overwatered Rubber Plant Look Like

An overwatered rubber plant will begin to turn black. The plant is getting way too much water and the roots are drowning because of it. If they have drowned then they will begin to start rotting.

As the roots have rotted the rest of the plant won’t get any nutrition, meaning the entire plant will begin to turn back into the soil. That shows up as parts of the plant turning black.

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