I’m starting to find that the beautiful plants I potted up last July, already look like their time has past. It’s hard to not get upset over a dead plant that you took pride in planting and taking care after over summer and fall. Luckily, all hope is not lost. Even if you have neglected your plants, or that frigid winter air has dried them up like prunes, if there is the slightest bit of life left in the roots of your plants, you can follow these simple steps, and bring your favorite plants back to life!
2. Ensure that the kind of soil you are using is relative to your plant. For indoor plants specifically, good drainage is essential when trying to revitalize your plant. A good trick is to add rocks, pebbles, or even broken up pieces of clay to the bottom of your pot if you choose to re-pot your dying plant. If there is too much moisture in the soil, or roots, do not water the dying plant until the bottom 2/3 of the plant begins to dry out slightly. But again, every plant requires different amounts of watering and different levels of light & brightness.
3. Empty the drip saucer, or whatever you have to catch excess water from your planters’ drainage hole. Often time’s, soluble salts will build up in the drip saucer and seep into the soil, evidently causing growth issues, wilting, dead roots, and brown tips. Cleaning your drip saucer frequently will help to prevent soluble salts from invading your soil and killing your plants.
4. Applying fertilizer to your dying plant between March and September may be extremely helpful to your reviving your plant. Although fertilizer can do wonders, make sure you thoroughly follow the manufactures instructions. Fertilizer that contains potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus will promote plant growth. *Avoid fertilizing during the winter. Adding fertilizer during the winter months could hurt some plants during their period of reduced growth.*
5. Being aware of sun light is key to plant growth, but checking the temperature of your plant’s area can also be very important. Make sure that the temperature around your dying plant is no lower than 21 degrees Celsius, and no higher than 27 degrees C during the day. When night falls, the temperature surrounding your plant should range from 16 C to 20 C.
6. Trim the dead or brown tips of your plants with Algreen's Herb Cutter! This innovative product combines the benefits of scissors and a knife and has an integrated texture to promote a more comfortable grip.
7. Give your plants lots of LOVE! Some people believe that talking to their plant improves the rate in which they grow and the type of leaves they produce. Don’t neglect your plants! Put a reminder or alarm to water your plant if that helps!