When you have kratom leaves at home, it is not hard to figure out whether they are good or not. Healthy kratom leaves are broad in shape with a dense green color. When you happen to see the leaves which are not fresh and lush, then you should look for the underlying problems and fix them as soon as possible.A healthy kratom leaf should look silky in nature. The edges should be smooth, and the color should be dark green. Also, you should look if the leaf is broad and large.
The problem frequently faced by kratom plants is due to under watering. The rule of thumb is to wait till the topmost layer of the soil is completely dried out before you water them again. When you water the plant see to that, you pour water abundantly. For a gallon sized pot you should pour at least quarter water through the soil. The right way of watering this plant is to place them a gallon sized pot in a bathtub and pour 1 quart of water, let it stay for while until the excess water gets drained out.
Poorly Watered Kratom Leaf When the leaves of the kratom plant don't get enough water, then it starts to wrinkle at the end. If the plant gets curled up on the outer edges and not in the tip, then the reason may be over watering. When the leaf doesn’t get adequate water it curls up at the end and then it takes several days for the entire leaf to fall off, so you will have some time left to rescue the leaf.
Malnutritioned Leaf If the leaf doesn’t take needed amount of food or nutrients, then it starts to dry around the edges. The best way to fix the issue is to check the water PH level which you are using for the plant. Kratom plants should have a pH level of 5.5 to 6.5. Many plants struggle to absorb the needed nutrients if the pH level of water is below 4.0 or above 7.0.
There are cases when the plants get more nutrients more than what it needs. Many anxious growers try to provide more vitamins and nutrients to the kratom plants, but when more nutrients are given to the plants, it reacts in a negative manner. As a result there will be big brown spots called a “burn”. The leaves will also turn yellowish in color, and the texture will become rough. The leaf sometimes tends even to fade out a bit or have a white-ish look. This will kill the entire plant so you should take immediate action as soon as you diagnose the problem. In some cases, you can notice the leaf to get over-darkened due to too much nitrogen absorption.