I purchased a Chinese Evergreen about 1.5-2 months ago. For the past few weeks, it has constantly been yellowing. For background...
- I do not over/underwater it (I even have a soil meter to double-check).
- The pot that it's currently in is larger than the plastic pot that it originally was in. Plus there is drainage!
- It looks like it's trying to grow new leaves, but the leaves are growing slower than they were when I first purchased the plant.
- The stalks are a little yellow.
- I just sprayed a kelp fertilizer to its leaves yesterday, so it hasn't had much time to react.
- I was advised to take my plant out of its pot to inspect the roots and soil for overwatering. I did not see any signs of overwatering but I allowed the soil to dry out a little more overnight (I was advised to leave the plant out overnight as well). This shocked my plant even further.
- Most of all, I'm concerned that the type of soil that I've been using may be the reason why my plant is struggling. It's in an organic potting soil that's advertised for outdoor plant use, but it was recommended to me by other green thumbs, so I thought why not!
I have asked the nursery where I purchased this plant from for help, but they have told me that it sounds like I'm overwatering my plant and/or it needs a larger pot (which is definitely not the problem).
For whoever is reading this, thank you for taking the time to read this essay :) I just want to make sure that I'm providing all the important information. I feel like I've tried everything, so I'm not sure what else to do. Thank you in advance!