Citrus tree leaf discoloration - help please!

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  1. April2021

    April2021 New Member

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    Nutrient deficiency or growing medium problem?? Photos attached. The older leaves on my young citrus trees (Gold Nugget and Nova Mandarin and Ponderosa Lemon) all have a mottling of green and white/light yellow. New growth is the usual green until they mature...then they change too. The trees are planted in 1 gal. plastic posts with good drainage in medium size coconut husk chips only - no soil. I use a concentrated liquid citrus fertilizer 5.1-2.5-3.7 diluted in a bucket. I sumberge the whole pot in the bucket until air bubbles stop and then allow to drain. Also have used a slow release 30-10-10? which I am out of.

    Do you know what is causing the leaf discoloration? Does my planting medium suffice?

    Thanks for your advice!
     

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  2. Will B

    Will B Active Member

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    Looks like stippling from mites. Use a magnifying glass and look really closely at the leaves to see if you can spot any, they are extremely small.
     
  3. April2021

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    Thanks Will B. I could not see anything with my bare eyes but when I looked through a magnifying glass I found very very tiny white specs on the underside of the leaves. I will spray some insecticial soap on tonight.
     

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