NC State University Floriculture Home PageAbout This KeyHelp
   

Poinsettia Problem Diagnostic Key - Symptoms / Cause

Plant Structure
Leaves
Bracts

Stems

Roots
Insects
Shipping Related Problems
Problems at the Consumer Level
Lower leaves turning yellow and dropping; roots appear white and healthy
Lower leaves turning yellow and dropping; roots discolored
Small, round cyathia (true flowers) in the center of the bracts drop
Bracts fade in color
Bracts with blue or white discoloration

 

Root rot caused by overwatering or allowing water to remain in the saucer
 
 
 
 
 
 

Home : Plant Part / Problem Type : Plant Structure / Problem Location : Symptoms / Cause

red bar

NC State is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina.