Prayer Plant - yellow leaves

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  1. Michelle12

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    I live in San Diego and have an indoor prayer plant that was doing great but recently has been developing a lot of yellow leaves. It doesn't get (or need) a lot of sun ...not sure what is causing it or how to help it. I water once a month - maybe it needs nutrients? Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    Possibly underwatered, or too little humidity, does it go outside during summer months? It would probably enjoy if you made some artificial local humidity ( saucer of rocks and water underneath the pot). This may also help:
    Hope it gets better!
     
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    Thank you so much for your reply. The soil is moist about an inch down, so will water again. I thought I'd been overwatering, causing leaves to yellow. Yes, I do put it outside for the day(s) in the summer. I will follow your advice immediately! Again, many thanks! (-:
     
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    Under watering manifests itself in this plant as browning on the leaf margins. Yellowing is different, and not really a problem. A given leaf and/or shoot only has a limited life span. Once it reaches that it turns yellow. Just cut it off. New fresh shoots should be almost continually sprouting out of the middle of the root mass. I do suggest giving your plant more light as they do prefer a bright location.
     
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    Thank you for your reply. I've had the plant for over a year, and it did occasionally have a yellow leaf or two -- it was only recently that the number increased significantly. Yes, there are new shoots in the center, so the plant seems healthy. I will cut the yellow ones, give it more sun and trust it's doing better than I thought. Again, many thanks! (-:
     

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