Leaves pale. They appear yellow or grayish in color. This is called chlorosis.
Chlorosis can affect leaves in different ways. It can affect leaves generally, such that the leaves appear almost uniformly pale, or it can affect specific areas of the leaves, such that only parts of the leaves are pale, i.e., between the veins, on the edge or only on the tips of the leaves. In addition, chlorosis may only affect some of the leaves but not others, i.e., only the leaves in the crown.
To begin narrowing down the cause, look at the descriptions below, and select the one that best describes the symptoms you are seeing.
|Begin New Diagnosis|
|Doctor Optimara Main Page | Glossary of Violet Terms | Contact Optimara|
|Pests, Pathogens and Cultural Problems (Complete List)|
Copyright 1999 Optimara/Holtkamp Greenhouses, Inc. Nashville, Tennessee. Doctor Optimara is a trademark of Holtkamp Greenhouses, Inc. Optimara and the Optimara logo are trademarks of International Plant Breeding, A.G., Switzerland.