7 Quick Hacks for Dying Plants in Pots


Helloshabby.com --  Taking care of houseplants has become a trend lately. We want plants that look freshly beautiful and Instagrammable. Then we decide to take care of plant. 

At first, we though taking care of plants would be easier than caring for other living species. However, in reality, it is not that easy. There will be conditions where the plant seems to be dying in the pot. In this case, there are only two choices, either you let it die by itself or try to revive it. 

To revive it, you need to know 7 Quick Hacks for Dying Plants in Pots.


1. Take a closer look at that dying plant 

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Take a closer look at the dying plant in the pot. Find out if the plant is dead or just dying. If the stems are still green, and the roots are still solid, the plant can be revived. However, if the plant has brittle roots and stems, it likely the plant can't be saved. 

The ailing plants are usually associated with mistreatment. To revive it, you need to know things that make the plant sick. Yellowish and dropping leaves, sign of too much watering. Brown, wrinkle and dry leaves mean too little water. Deformed leaves look like a pest attack. Different causes will get a different treatment.


2. Prune the dead leaves

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Dead leaves make it more difficult for you to revive the dying plant. Prune leaves and stems that begin to dry, wilt or become damaged. Cut the stem that is slightly below the leaf bud. Thus, leaf shoots can grow large and cover the bald part. You can also cut branches that are old, leafless and not flowering. These twigs affect the growth of other plant parts. 


3. Water the plant

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Dehydration will kill the plant. A sign of a water-deprived plant is dry soil, curled-up and brittle leaves. It's so easy to make the plant rehydrate. Water the plant. Just keep in mind, don't water it too much. Make sure the water drains from the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Also take the time to spray the leaves and stems once a while. 


4. Make sure the soggy soil dries out

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Sometimes we don't realize that we have watered too much of our favorite plants. This can make the plant sick easily. Stop watering it as soon as possible. Let the soggy soil dry. In addition, try to check the drainages holes in the plant pot. If the hole can't let the water flow, try to make the hole smooth and proper again. Thus, the water does not get stuck and makes the soil too muddy. 


5. Consider Repotting

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Pots can affect plant health. You need to know the signs of whether your plant need to be repotting. Over the time, the root of the plant can outgrow its pots. The thing that is easy to see is the roots that appear to be growing from the pot's drainage hole. In this case, gently, try moving it to a bigger pot. 


6. Give humidity

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Some plants need their own level of humidity. If you have plants that love a humid spot, move them to a damp spot. The better air humidity will keep the plant lush and healthy. The ideal humidity for an indoor plant is around 40-60% of the humidity at home. If necessary, you can provide a special humidifier for houseplants. 



7. Customize sun needs

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A dry, brittle and brownish spot on the leaves are the sign of the plant that receive too much sunlight. Meanwhile, if there is not enough sunlight, the leaves will grow small and pale. Move the plant to better sun exposure according to their need. Place some plants on a spot with bright indirect sun exposure, if the plant tend to love the indirect sun exposure. 



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