For the farmer or gardener, it is important to be able to read your plant. The seasoned grower develops an intuitive sense over time in response to plant signals of stress. The key is observing and being able to notice unhealthy leaves, and developing the ability to understand what the plant’s leaf is telling you. Something to note is that a young leaf’s message differs from an old leaf’s message. In this post, I have assembled a number of good graphics to help you do just that. While there is some overlap between the illustrations, they should be helpful as a whole in helping you figure out your specific problem.
PLANT LEAF CHART OF NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES
Credit: Twitter @FarmerRaviVKV “Plants speak to us through their leaves what they want. Farmers must keenly understand the language of his plants.”
DIAGNOSING NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES CHART
Credit: Twitter @trouttroller Day 2 of #canoLAB14. John Mayko with a great slide depicting location of nutrient deficiency symptoms.
SIMPLE PLANT DEFICIENCY GUIDE
Credit: Twitter @JSKProperty. Plant deficiency guide – Some possible problems because of nutrient deficiency or even too much of any one nutrient.
CORN LEAF NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY ILLUSTRATION
CHART OF NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS IN PLANTS
Credit: Atlantis Hydroponics.
For more charts showing the inter-relationships between nutrients (excess-induced deficiencies) see this PDF, also from Atlantis Hydroponics.
LEAF DEFICIENCY GUIDE (MAPLE LEAVES)
NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY FLOWCHART – OLD AND NEW LEAVES – CHLOROSIS AND NECROSIS
NUTRIENT ANTAGONISMS CHART
NUTRIENT DISORDERS MARIJUANA LEAVES
DEFICIENCIES AND ABUNDANCE OF FERTILIZATION ELEMENTS (MARIJUANA LEAVES)
NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS – Citrus
Credit: Twitter @247Garden. Nutrient deficiency symptoms at a glance! #growing #gardening #hydroponics #green Courtesy of NATESC and IPCC.
AQUATIC PLANTS – LEAF NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY
Credit: Zapins at Aquatic Plant Central. Plant Deficiency Picture Diagram for aquatic plants.
CHART EXPLAINING LEAF NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY
Credit: Hawaii.edu. Plant Nutritional Deficiencies Symptoms chart.
If you have any links to other great graphics on this subject, please leave them in the comments.