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Problem with my chilli plant

I have a habanero chilli plant that has been doing fine, dropping a few flowers at the stems (I don't know if this is a problem, I've heard it's fairly common). But the leaves near the veins have been turning a browny colour. Any help would be appreciated. image


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  • Thankyou for the quick reply image


  • Mel MMel M Posts: 347

    Hi Hanna Maria.  Changes in leaf colour can indicate a lack of essential elements. What do you feed your chilli? I use tomato feed, from 4 inches high, with an occasional dose of Miraclegrow. I also spray the leaves (and all my other plants) with liquid seaweed extract.

  • I have been feeding it Richard Jackson premium plant food and spraying the leaves with Richard Jackson plant invigorater. I'm quite new to plants lol image
  • The NPK for the plant food is 12-12-36. image
  • Hannah, if that NPK is correct, then it's very high, approx 3 times the concentration of typical Tomato feed which most people find is good for chillies. And the Potassium (K) is even higher, approx 4 times.

    That's ok, as long as you've been diluting to the right concentrations. Or not overfeeding if it's granular. But even then, they'd be getting way more (K) than most chillies fed with tomato feed.

  • I do have some tomorite. That would probably be better for it then. Thankyou very much for your help image
  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,126

    According to my OH who has been growing these its due to too much sun, and the plants will grow out of it.

  • shooter007shooter007 Posts: 22

    Check out the n.p.k of chilli grow not saying it's better but it will give you an idea of the sort of figures  to look for I would also suggest your mix is for want of a better word to strong 

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