Flowering plants are wonderful additions to any home or garden. They can be kept outside or inside and require minimal upkeep. However, if not properly cared for, their leaves can become yellow or withered.
Leaves from a flowering plant.
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When to Worry
If one or two leaves on your plant become discolored, remember that this is natural. You can simply take them off the plant. You should be concerned when the majority of the leaves have changed color.
Amount of Light
Another vital element is the amount of light the plant is being exposed to. Again, too much or too little light will hurt the plant, as will light that only hits one side of the plant and leaves the other side dark.
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