I grow my cilantro on my kitchen counter with a grow light above. My cilantro starts out looking lush and green but quickly some leaves start getting white patches. It doesn't seem to kill my plant but it doesn't look appetizing. I'm using a glass bulb to water it (I refill it each time it empties). Any ideas?

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    Etiolation from too little light? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etiolation Sep 28, 2017 at 13:54
  • How old is this plant? They don't live long ... Sep 28, 2017 at 23:18
  • It happens to all my cilantro plants. I've bought 4 so far and this has happened to all of them. This one is roughly I'd say a few months old.
    – Tolure
    Sep 29, 2017 at 17:06
  • I don't think it etiolation for I have a growing lamp that turns on and off periodically and it sits by a south west facing window. My cilantro still grows and my other plants aren't getting any of the symptoms of etiolation.
    – Tolure
    Sep 30, 2017 at 19:57
  • Hi Tolure. By any chance did you find out what caused this? If not, are there any more details that could be added to help get what you need? If so, would you care to write up an answer? That way we could learn, and also clear an "unanswered" question off the site! Thanks
    – VividD
    Nov 9, 2017 at 22:44


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