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Posted 3w ago by @NewbiePlantMom5

Why are my money tree’s leaves turning yellow?

This plant has been doing so well lately and has tons of new growth but just last week I noticed that some@leaves are turning yellow and very fragile. Is this normal?
3ft to light, indirect
12” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 week ago
The stippling on the leaves look like there may be insect activity, have you checked the back of all the leaves?
@EZLennyLance thanks! I don’t see any signs of insects on the yellowed leaves or any others. What I did notice when I checked was small amounts of a clear sap like substance on the back of both yellowed and healthy leaves, tiny little bubbles of it right along the center seam
@NewbiePlantMom5 do you see those white granules? They look almost like dust? Those look like mealy bugs, they line up on the spine like that. The wet along the spine may be from the mealy bugs, because they like to eat the sap or milk of the stems and leaves.
@EZLennyLance 😱 is there anything I can do to get rid of them?
@NewbiePlantMom5 of course. Here is a link to an article about it (bugs-1902890" target="_blank">https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-control-mealybugs-1902890) and 2 different recipes that will work (one is my sister’s @TheOddAsity). I’d apply to all your plants, or at least to all nearby plants.

I add ground cinnamon to all my planting soil, it’s a great deterrent for all pests. You can boil some cinnamon sticks and use the water from that to the recipes as well. I also use Arber for any active bugs, and the homemade spray as preventative. Good luck!
@EZLennyLance thank you!
@NewbiePlantMom5 just heads up, neem oil makes some plants photo sensitive. I don’t have a money tree so I don’t know about that one. I would treat with the Spruce recipe first. I have used it and know it works.

Also, on my recipe… I now boil 1-2 cinnamon sticks to use as the water on my recipe. And I now add a tbsp of isopropyl alcohol to help emulsify the neem oil.

Also, treat for fungus (liquid copper fungicide is great) plants fighting pests are prone to other ailments. And yellowing leaves can indicate fungal or overwatering. And I will assume fungal since you said it had been doing great with your current care.
@TheOddAsity where is your infographic for your recipe?! πŸ˜‚
@Plant_ho here is the thread.
Found a typo, so I had to retype it @EZLennyLance