Do you love flowers?
Are you a Gardener?
Do you have rose flowers in your garden or at home?

You might noticed that the leaves of the roses suddenly changed to yellow colour.

Normally, this is the sign that  something is wrong with your plants.

In this post I will unveil the possible causes of yellowing of rose leaves.

Reasons the leaves of your roses are turning yellow

1. Waterlogged soil
As with many plants, roots of rose flowers require moderate amount of moisture in the soil.

That is, balanced quantity of water so it can be able to breathe well. Rose flowers do thrive well in well aerated soil.

This is a soil with air pores unlike waterlogged soil with little of no air pores for root breathing.

Over wetting of the soil makes the soil boggy and this results in suffocating of the roots. Once the roots are affected, oxygen supply to entire parts of the plants becomes almost impossible.

This is seen in eventual yellowing of your roses leaves.

The following could be the reasons why your roses is waterlogged
1. You water the roses excessively
2. The soil upon which the roses are cultivated is a clay soil.

Clay soils are known to retain too much water because the soil type had little or no pores hence has poor drainage property.
3. Maybe the roses are planted at a swampy areas.

What to do,
If you cultivate your rose in a container, puncture holes beneath the container so that water can drain very well.

It is highly recommended to cultivate in a loamy soil. Since loamy soil has a moderate water retention property. And drains reasonably.

Nonetheless, if the only soil in your area is clay soil, there's one way to improve the quality of the soil to yield maximum results.

Simply apply organic substances or manure on the soil. The following can be used; leaves, coconut coir, orchard bark, and animal droppings.

2. Drought stress
Everything in moderation is just the best. Just as too much water isn't good for your roses. In the same way, too little water affects it adversely.

If root is not getting the right amount of water it needs, simply because the soil is dried. Then, it would lead to the leaves turning to yellow colour and thereafter fell off.

Draught stress could be cause by
1. Inconsistency in watering the rose flowers
If the soil type used in cultivating rose is Sandy soil which has a poor water retention property. The rose plant will face draught challenge. Because the soil get drained very fast leaving the root with no much water to absorb.
2. Direct sunlight heating the soil causes immediate evaporation of the water

What to do
1. Employ mulching; this involves covering the base of the rose plants with leaves, palm fronds and other materials to prevent over evaporation.
2. Applying organic manure could help in improving the water retention properties of the soil.
3. Use of a good watering equipment should be employed to ensure adequate supply of water to all parts of the plants in the garden.

3. Too much fertilizer
Applying fertilizer in excess can have negative effects on the root. In view of the fact that synthetic fertilizers are loaded with salts, they tend to choke and destroy the root. Making it unable to absorb water.  

In addition, fertilizers applied at other parts of the farms could be washed towards your rose plants.

Reduce the amount of fertilizer used especially synthetic fertilizers
Water the rose plants regularly but not in excess.

4. Overheating
Overheating of the rose plants could result in burning and yellowing of the leaves.

A surge of heat waves in your locality may give rise to this. Dark coloured materials used for mulching tend to retain large amount of heat leading to the yellowing of the leaves.

1. Provide shade around the rose garden.
2. Use light colored mulching materials

Ever noticed yellow colour on the leaves of your rose flowers?

What did you do?
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