NOTE: Cherry tomato may be referred to as Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme in this article, in fact, those are the same plants, Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme is the botanical name for Cherry tomato.
If you have ever popped a cherry tomato in your mouth while it is still warm from the sun, you know why cherry tomatoes are one of the most popular garden crops. Even if you are new to gardening, cherry tomatoes are easy to grow. They don’t need as much time to mature than regular tomatoes.
If you live in a cold climate where the growing season is short, or if the temperatures in your zone heat up too fast for the fruit to set during the summer, this is a big advantage.
Why does my Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme roots have rot?
Root rot on your Cherry tomato (Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme) can be fatal if not treated with care. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you follow our guide to keep your plant alive if the symptoms occur: Root soft and blackened.
Why does my Cherry tomato have gray mold spots?
A particular fungus known as gray mold spots spreads quickly and frequently damages flowers. This fungus is probably to blame if you see any brown (or gray) spots. If you disregard these warning signs, your plant could die.
The solution is quite logical when you know the cause of the problem. Most of the time, it is due to overwater of the Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme. We advise you to remove the infected parts of the plant, cut off the infected roots and leaves, then repot your plant using sterile potting soil and a clean pot.
Why does my Cherry tomato have leaf spots?
If your plants exhibit symptoms like rapid color changes in the leaves or leaves that wilt or droop, we give you all the information you need to recognize them and rescue your plants. For owners of Cherry tomato, this kind of illness is among the most distressing.
Why are my Cherry tomato leaves turning yellow?
In the world of horticulture, yellowing leaves are undoubtedly the most common problem. The two main causes of this problem are overwatering and a lack of nutrition.
Reduce your watering frequency when you fear your plants are being overwatered, and follow these steps to determine whether they may be lacking in nutrients:
Here are some indicators of yellowing on the Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme brought on by its numerous flaws:
- The first symptom of a magnesium deficiency is yellow patches between leaf veins on elder leaves. The leaf’s core turns yellow while the veins stay green. The edges of the leaf yellow last.
- Iron deficiency also shows as yellowing between leaf veins, but it hits young leaves on plant tops and branch tips first.
- Sulfur deficiency starts with the newest leaves, turning them yellow throughout.
- Insufficient potassium causes the leaf edges to turn brilliant yellow while the interior of the leaf stays green. Older leaves show the symptoms initially, and the leaf edges quickly darken.
- A lack of nitrogen is indicated by a widespread yellowing. Older, inner leaves are the first to yellow. As the yellowing progresses, it eventually touches young leaves as well.
You only need to act in accordance with the symptoms listed above. You can address a potassium or nitrogen deficiency by buying a particular soil, and a gardening store consultant will be able to advise you on how to do that. Furthermore, you can also limit how frequently you water your plants.
Is my Cherry tomato sunburned?
It is simple to determine whether your Cherry tomato (your Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme) has sunburn. Your plant will change color in this instance, beginning to turn yellow or white, much like it does on us.
As we saw above, if your Cherry tomato receives too much water or not enough light, the leaves may also change color.
To find out if the yellow leaves have been sunburned, look at the part of the bottom that is tinted closer to the base. The yellow leaf is probably burnt and not something else if this portion stays greener.
Why are my Cherry tomato leaves turning brown?
A plant’s browning leaves are typically a symptom that it has been sunburned and has been exposed to excessive amounts of direct sunlight. Don’t worry; your plant probably won’t perish as a result, but its growth will be negatively impacted.
Should I leave my Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme in direct sunlight?
No! Don’t leave your Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme (or Cherry tomato) in the sun if it displays the symptoms mentioned above; that’s why it’s in such a bad situation.
The remedy, as said in the paragraph above, is simple: just move your plant’s Cherry tomato out of direct sunlight. Your plant should swiftly re-grow with this strategy and appropriate watering.
Why are my Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme leaves drooping or wilting ?
In most cases, this happens when your Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme lacks water. This is especially the case for large plants, naturally they need more water than others.
You may quickly determine if your Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme plant needs water by under-weighing its pot; if it seems light, the soil and roots are probably fairly dry and require water.
In order to ensure that the roots of your plant receive the water’s benefits, you must first moisten the soil in the container if it is absolutely dry. One common error is to immediately drown the Cherry tomato after a dry period in the belief that it requires a lot of water.
This is the case, but giving too much water at once is the best way to finish it off, you should actually water the soil normally, resuming a quiet watering rhythm.
Caring Tips for Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme
Water is essential to the survival of your plant, however, it is important to balance the rate of watering. As we explained above, overwatering could have fatal consequences for your Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme.
You can tell if your plant needs water by touching the soil; if it still feels damp, it’s usually preferable to wait a few more days.
Always keep temperatures stable
It is also a good idea to keep your Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme at a stable temperature (especially if it is kept indoors!). At GreenShack, we generally recommend staying in the 65 and 85 degrees F range. Of course, do not place your Solanum lycopersicumvar.cerasiforme near a source of hot (or cold) air such as A/C units, radiators or the like.
Keep your Cherry tomato Dust-Free
This one is about houseplants. Your indoor plants’ leaves get dusty just like your furniture does. The problem is that this might prevent photosynthesis from beginning, which would result in the plants gradually losing their color.
This would be a true journey into hell for your Cherry tomato and would also satisfy the pests.
To remove the dust from the leaves of your plant, take a microfiber cloth and gently rub the leaves. You can wet the cloth to make it easier to remove the dust, but never use corrosive products (such as rubbing alcohol!)
Keep drainage in mind
If you have a tendency to overwater, you need to keep an eye on your drainage, we advise you to opt for a pot with drainage holes if it is not already the case and a saucer.
You can add volcanic rocks (or any other pebbles with holes) to the bottom of your pot in the interim if your pots don’t already have holes in them. This will help to form a channel so that the water doesn’t pool there for too long (preventing the rot of the roots!).