camellia leaves are turning yellow. I was going to give them some
nitrophoska. Am I on the right track?
grow best in a well-drained, slightly acidic soil with lots of organic
matter, so check that this is the case first.
If it is the younger
leaves that are going yellow, then it sounds like you may have an
iron deficiency. A liquid product such as Sequestrene is your
best bet to sort that out.
If it is the older leaves
going yellow, then nitrophoska would be fine (Camellias are acid-loving,
but will tolerate neutral pH soil, so you don't really need to use
a specific fertliser for them).
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