Saving a nearly dead houseplant

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Saving a nearly dead houseplant
How to save a nearly dead houseplant

DON´T give up hope just yet!

  1. RE-POT YOUR PLANT

Moving a tired-looking fern or succulent into a fresh pot of soil can make a big difference. Be sure to select a pot a couple of inches wider than the one you are replacing. This will give the roots room to grow and thrive.

  1. FEED IT BETTER

Plants need healthy food too, so replace your old soil with a high-quality potting mix. Your newly-potted plant will appreciate regular feedings following the frequency recommended on the plant food package. You might also want to try fertiliser — just stick with a slow-process variety that won’t feed your plant’s roots too much at once.

  1. GIVE IT SUN — SLOWLY

Even though sun is for the most part good for plants, abruptly moving them into the hot, bright sun when they’re looking worse for wear can cause serious problems. Only give your plant 100 per cent indirect sun for a short time until it recovers.

  1. DON’T OVERWATER

The most common mistake among gardeners is not being familiar with their plants’ dormant periods, so they keep watering them. You should research when this season happens with your plant so you can make sure you’re not accidentally drowning your favourite flower.

  1. GET RID OF PESTS

If the leaves or stem of your plant are speckled or weak-looking, bugs might be the problem. Get rid of unwanted visitors by either gently wiping or spritzing leaves with a mild soapy water solution.

  1. TRY A GREENHOUSE

Some plants may need a more humid environment, which you probably don’t want for your home. To create an individual greenhouse for your plant, place a small plastic bag on top of it. Keep it like this for four to five days to revive the environment needed.

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