Do you have a plant that looks wilted, sad, or otherwise in need of attention? Learn how to revive plants with these simple tips.
The other day, my daughter brought some plants home from my husband’s office that are in dire need of attention.
The leaves are crispy and the soil is dry on a dracaena.
The foliage is partially crispy and the soil is saturated on a parlor palm plant.
Although the diagnosis of what went wrong is a little different with each, the revitalization process is similar.
This post will explain how to revive plants and give them a new chance at life.
What Happened to These Plants?
Much like people, plants grow and need food, water, light and air to survive.
When caring for plants, it’s important to keep in mid that not all plants are the same and can’t be treated the same.
So why do plants decline?
Sometimes bad things happen to good plants.
There are so many other factors that can cause plants to decline.
They get overwatered.
Or a combination of both so the plant really stresses.
Plants sometimes get over-fertilized.
Placed in a site that doesn’t receive the proper light.
Or maybe they outgrew their containers.
Maybe they haven’t been fed at all.
When we bring houseplants home in their containers, many of us, keep them in those nursery pots.
The plants do well for a while, then start to decline.
When plants get dusty, they don’t get enough photosynthesis.
Don’t beat yourself up too much over it.
It happens, even to the best of us.
But all is not lost.
In most cases, plants can be revived with a little TLC.