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How to Revive a Dying Plant

By January 1, 1970Garden, Indoor Plants

reviving dead plantsHouse plants or plants in the garden can be very sensitive and start to wither easily. Having a green thumb isn’t always easy and your plants can brown before you even realize.

Signs of a dying or unhealthy plant are dry, brittle leaves and no growth. If you’re not willing to let the plant die, there are several measures you can take to make it possible to bring them back to life.

Begin by inspecting the plant for last signs of life. Gently remove any brown plant material such as dead leaves so that you only leave what’s green. Even if there’s no green remaining, leave only the plant stem.

Next, you’re going to need to remove the plant from the soil and inspect its roots. If there is any dead plant material in the root system, cut that away as well.

Now it’s time to replant or re-pot your plant what’s remaining of your plant. If you are repotting an indoor plant, use a sterile potting mixture and a pot with plenty of room for growth. For outdoor plants, be sure the hole that you dig is about twice the size as the root ball. Also, work in a few handfuls of compost before replanting.

Once you’ve replanted, be sure you’re watering thoroughly. If you need to, add more soil to ensure the roots are sufficiently covered after watering.

Keep your indoor plant in a warm and sunny area. In order for them to regrow, they need plenty of light. An area that is too cool (or too warm) will inhibit growth.

To keep the plant from drying out in the sunny area, mist it once a day with a spray bottle of cool water. In moist environments, plants are more likely to flourish. Just be careful not to overdo it because you don’t want to cause root rot.

Follow these steps to revive any dying or unhealthy plants that you have this year. For more information or questions about lawn and landscape care, contact Olympic Lawn & Landscape today!

 

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