Chinese lantern plant question

Asked July 25, 2019, 3:49 PM EDT

Our plant is in full morning sun, and in the last few weeks the leaves have started turning yellow and getting a bit crispy around the edges. We water it plenty, so it's not drying out. It seems like the leaves lower down on the plant are green; it's yellowing from the top down. Don't see any pests, not sure if it's a fungus, or possibly over-watering, or something else. Any help is appreciated.

Clackamas County Oregon

1 Response

If you have “overwatered” your plant, this can cause the roots to rot. Root rotting, means that the plant is not able to take moisture from the roots to the stems and leaves. In the end, this essentially is dehydrating or suffocating the plant. A good way to prevent overwatering is to water less frequently and water deeply.

Good luck and happy gardening.