How Can I Save My Precious Plant From Dying?

Maybe you’ve slipped up a bit. You put off watering your home or office plant for too long, or you just keep forgetting to let enough light in. In many cases, it’s difficult to even know exactly why a plant is having a hard time surviving.

We know that you really do care. We know that you desperately want to give your precious plant a new lease on life. So what measures can you take to jumpstart your indoor plant back to health? Foliage Design Systems Alabama is here to help.

The first thing you should do is to take out your scissors. It may seem counterintuitive to start hacking away at a dying plant, but dead branches, stems, and leaves can drain a dying plant even further, making it harder to recover. Trim anything that’s dead, but be careful to leave anything that is showing a glimmer of hope. If it’s green, leave it alone.

The next step in nursing your plant back to health is making sure it has the right nutrients to grow again. Sometimes, a little fertilizer may do the trick. Some even find success by adding organic materials from the kitchen, like coffee or tea. Every plant is different, so it’s always a good idea to research what your struggling plant may need for a rebound.

Now is also the time to investigate your plant and what exactly caused its downfall. Are the roots attempting to escape the plant’s container? Perhaps it’s time for a repotting. If your plant’s soil seems to have trouble staying moist, maybe you need to find a way to increase the humidity in its area.

If your plant has trouble growing, it might not be getting enough light. However, as all gardeners know, it could be getting too much, often shown by burned or yellow looking leaves. Reposition the plant and keep a close eye on it in the coming days. Just remember that a recently trimmed plant should get less light than a flourishing, healthy one.

Here at Foliage Design Systems of Alabama, we know what it takes to keep plants alive and to nurse them back to health. If you’re having trouble keeping plants at your home or office afloat, give us a call and see how we can help with your interior landscaping.


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