Why Lilies Turn Yellow?

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Lilies are one of the most popular flowers for indoor growing. They have a very long flowering period and come in many different colours and varieties, giving you endless possibilities to create an attractive look from your home or garden.
However, lilies are not always going to be in bloom. They can turn yellow because of stress and other factors that cause the flowers to wilt, dry out, and lose their colour. Most times this will not be noticeable once they have gone through their cycle and returned to full flower again at another time.
Keeping lilies healthy is essential for their survival. Failure to do so can result in yellowing and eventually death of the plant. Understanding what causes yellowing will help you prevent it from happening again. Hereג€™s more information on why lilies turn yellow:

Why Lily Leaves Turn Brown?

Lilies, like most flowers, go through a cycle of wilting and flourishing. When they are in their peak of flowering, they need to be watered regularly. If you water them less often than this, the plant can become stressed and yellow. Additionally, lilies have a natural reaction to the sunג€™s UV rays and will also turn brown if exposed to too much light. This is why you should never leave your lily plants out in full sun for long periods of time since it will cause them to wilt and start turning brown. Another reason lilies can turn brown is from over-fertilisation. If you fertilize your flower more than what the soil can handle in one season, it will cause the plant to be over-grown, which will stress it out and make it yellow.
Finally, lily leaves may turn yellow because of mites or fungi that are on the leaves or stems of the plant. In order to survive these pests, they need to grow quickly by consuming lots of nutrients such as nitrogen or potassium. This means that when there is no more nutrients left for these pests to eat on your plant, they’ll start consuming other parts of the plant like flowers or leaves which causes them to turn yellow.

Should I Remove Yellow Leaves From Lily?

It may be tempting to remove the yellow leaves from your lily. But it is important not to do so. Removing them could interfere with the plantג€™s ability to photosynthesize and use that energy for growth. Repeated removal of yellow leaves will create more stress and make the plant more vulnerable to other diseases and conditions.
To avoid this, take steps to keep your lilies healthy and well-maintained. For example, you can add some organic compost or a natural liquid fertilizer every few weeks. That will help your lily thrive without any problems.

Can a Yellow Leaf Turn Green Again?

One of the most common reasons lilies turn yellow is because of stress. If you notice your lily turning yellow, place it in a vase with water to help avoid dehydration. The water also helps to keep the flowers looking fresh and green without their leaves turning brown.
Another reason for lilies turning yellow could be too much sunlight or lack of nutrients, like purple-coloured fertilizer, which helps keep the plant healthy. For some plants, this may cause premature wilting or even death.
To prevent a yellow leaf from becoming green again and re-growing as normal, you need to prevent other factors that can cause yellowing in your lilies. These factors include too much heat, lack of ventilation and moisture, diseases like mosaic virus and mildew, and others such as insect infestation or root rot.

Do Yellow Leaves Mean Over or Under Watering?

Yellow leaves can be a sign of over or under watering. If your lilies are yellow and you water more than once a day, itג€™s likely your plant is over-watered.
This is because the plantג€™s roots will have dried out and will not be able to absorb the water. If there is too much water, it can cause root rot which causes the leaves to turn yellow and sometimes die.
If your lilies are turning yellow because they are getting too little water, this may be due to incorrect soil drainage. The top layer of the soil may become compacted which prevents them from absorbing enough water and holding onto nutrients.
A lack of nutrients in the soil means that the plant could eventually turn yellow and die due to lack of colour. To prevent this from happening, make sure that you fertilize your plants regularly with a fertilizer like Miracle-Gro Plant Food for Lilies.

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Lily Reed

My name is Lily Reed, and this blog is about.... lilies!
Yes, I know. It's a true coincidence, but not really. My mother really loves this flower; she named me after him!
My mother started growing lilies when she was pregnant with me after the doctor told her not to move from the bed when she was 6 months pregnant. So it's been a special bond for us.

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