How to Revive a Dying Plant

Indoor plants are more complicated than we think. They can soothe allergies and studies show they might even feel pain. Choosing the right plant for you and keeping it alive is even more complicated. If your beloved indoor plant looks like it’s on its last legs, don’t give up. A number of steps are available to help revive your dying plants. Look for signs of life: See if there is still a little bit of green remaining in your plant. Also, check the roots to see if they are still plump and white or tan in color. This would indicate them to still be healthy and lead to the potential for reviving your plant.

Repot your plant: Use a high-quality indoor plant potting mix to revitalize your plant, and choose a pot that’s wider than the last one. If your plant is dehydrated, add some water-storing crystals.

Trim your plant: If there’s damage to the roots, trim back the leaves. This will mean the roots won’t have to work as hard to support a large amount of foliage. Be sure to only trim down to the stem. Trim off anything that is already brown and wilting.

Move your plant: Is your plant getting too much sun? Look for dry, brittle leaves and light or dark patches on the leaves. Alternatively, if your plant isn’t getting enough light, the leaves will be small and pale. Move your plant to a new home with better light conditions.

Water your plant: If the soil is very dry and the leaves are brittle, the plant is dehydrated and needs water. Water it until the soil feels damp. Next, immerse it in a shallow bowl of water for 10 minutes. However, if your plant is suffering from too much water, the roots will start to rot and mold could grow. Find out how much water your plant needs, and adjust your routine. Most plants need less water throughout the winter months.

Feed your plant: Give your plant a nutrient boost with an appropriate fertilizer. Follow the directions carefully, as you don’t want to give it too much. Additionally, compost can be one of the best nutritional options for your plant, even if you have been trying for a long time and waiting a month for some of your efforts to work. Place some of your household trash into a compost bin and make your own plant food.

Wipe your plant: If your plant is being invaded by insects, wipe down the leaves with a damp cloth or a mild soap solution.

With all of this, you have so much to help keep your beloved indoor plants alive and beautiful! Your home can remain fresh with some of the great helpful features of these plants. So, take a little time to care for them and they will help care for you and your family!