What Makes House Plants Turn Yellow?

Houseplants begin to yellow when the roots become bound and lack proper aeration. Yellowing also occurs when the plant lacks the proper nutrients, usually nitrogen and iron.

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Writing professionally since 2004, Charmayne Smith focuses on corporate materials such as training manuals, business plans, grant applications and technical manuals. Smith's articles have appeared in the "Houston Chronicle" and on various websites, drawing on her extensive experience in corporate management and property/casualty insurance.