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The eucalyptus actually impresses with its bluish shimmering leaves. However, care errors can lead to the foliage turning brown. Here you can read which treatment measures help in this case.

Mistakes in care or a wrong location are usually to blame for brown leaves


  • waterlogging
  • Too small bucket
  • damaged roots


The eucalyptus grows in both warm and cool locations. It has an appreciable water storage capacity, so that prolonged drought does not damage it. So if you assume that too much sunlight is the cause of the brown leaves, you are wrong. Reason is mostly the exact opposite. If you water your eucalyptus too intensively and also plant it in an impermeable substrate, harmful waterlogging will form.

Too small bucket

The eucalyptus does not only grow very quickly on the surface. In order for it to have enough strength to supply its leaves and branches with nutrients, an equally large root system is necessary. In order for this to spread well, it requires a large bucket. Therefore, repot your eucalyptus at least once a year. When the first root strands appear on the surface of the substrate, it's high time. When removing the root ball, be careful not to damage any rhizomes. In the new bucket it is important that all roots are completely covered with soil. Since the eucalyptus prefers a sunny location, they are at risk of burning otherwise.

damaged roots

Following on from the point mentioned above, damaged roots should be discussed again at this point. In addition to burns or detachments when repotting, damage caused by feeding on eucalypts that are in the open air cannot be ruled out. If you suspect an underground pest, you should always use effective home remedies and not use chemicals. The latter would also have serious consequences for the eucalyptus itself. Also keep in mind that many animals are under protection.

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