Potbound Pre-flower, what do I do? Yellowing leaves

Hi everyone, so I am in abit of a dilemma…

My Green Gelato outdoor plant is still very early into flower(preflower) and I have noticed that a few of her bigger leaves are going yellow and I know it is too soon.
I give her more than enough nutrients so I don’t think that’s the problem.
She is although very root bound and I am conflicted on if I must rather transplant her now or leave her. She needs water almost everyday now in her 20 liter pot(5.2 gallon)
I have added some pictures for reference. Also if you think it’s something other than her being root bound please advise as I just can’t seem to find an answer.



@dbrn32 @Oldguy @Cyle1 @finnmagicflower @

Just a heads up these guys will want you to fill out a support ticket including things like strain, medium, lighting, temp, ph all that good stuff. I know im forgetting a few things so list as much info as possible lol.

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You’ve posted a couple of pics of newer growth. Newer growth will always be a lighter color that older growth and will darken over time.

Progressive upward yellowing can be a sign of nitrogen deficiency. It will be helpful to have a support ticket, as TegrityAl has suggested.

• What strain, Seed bank, or bag seed
• Method: Soil w/salt, Organic soil, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, KNF
• Vessels: Pots, Grow beds, Buckets, Troths
• PH of Water, Solution, runoff (if Applicable)
• PPM/TDS or EC of nutrient solution if applicable
• Indoor or Outdoor
• Light system
• Temps; Day, Night
• Humidity; Day, Night
• Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size
• AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier,
• Co2; Yes, No


*Strain : Green Gelato clone

  • Method: Coco craft soil mix(freedom farms)
  • Fabric pot, 20 liters(5.2gallons)
  • PH of nutrient Water: 5.8-6.1
    *Outdoor grow
    TEMPERATURE: depends, between 24-33 celcius average (South Africa)
    *water is always declorinated
    *Full Sun 9 hours per day
    *nutrients: Biobizz nutrient range, biogrow, biobloom, fishmix, amino mix, worm castings

Thanks, yeah I posted the newer growth as to where she is in flower and if it is possible to transplant her. The leaves that are yellowing are mainly older leaves.


Starting at the bottom and going up

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How long you been in veg

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I got the rooted clone in like the beginning of December…


Your plant looks healthy really healthy been in that 5 gallon long time

@imSICKkid what’s it look like to you

Yeah she has, started out as a tiny little clone though. Now I’m worried about the yellowing leaves. It must be because she’s root bound hey?

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I’m leaning twords rootbound @Killadruid what you think

Yeah cause she needs water like almost everyday and I always water her till she runs off abit. And she dries out so quick,plus I can feel on the fabric pot that it’s just roots. Now I wonder if i should transplant her now…

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Ya that’s what I’m not sure about seems early enough it it was mine I would very gently transplant but I’m no expert

Yeah that’s why I posted as I don’t want to do the wrong thing. I am also leaning to transplanting her carefully as I feel that she would be happier in the long run… But just want to be sure

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Deffinitly wait on another opinion

@imSICKkid told me something other day about how long to keep a plant in a pot in coco 5 gal 5 weeks 7 gal 7 weeks ect

Well damn, I am definitely over that limit. If I get the greenlight I’m gonna repot her into double the size. I still have lots of the same coco mix left to use.

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Awsome deffinitly way longer