How to Save a Dying Plant
Indoor plants can make the quality of indoor air better, improve your mood, lower stress, boost your creativity, and even enhance the design. So having them at home or the office might be a good idea. However, due to tons of everyday tasks, you might forget to take good care of them and end up discovering your plant is dying.
Don’t give up, 5-Minute Crafts has prepared some simple-to-do tips and life hacks to help you bring your plants to life.
1. Use banana peels
💡 After eating a banana, don’t throw the peel away — it can be a good organic fertilizer for your plant. A banana peel has calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium in it. Those nutrients are healthy sources for plants and can encourage new growth, so they can be very helpful.
✔️ You can mix banana peels with a bit of water in a blender. Rinse the peels under running water, blend them, and bury the mixture in the soil near the plant.
2. Move your plant.
💡 You may have discovered that the leaves of your plant have become small and pale. Lack of sunlight might be the reason for this. Try to move the plant to a place with better light conditions.
3. Repot it.
💡 Sometimes your dying plant just needs to be repotted. If the leaves are small and have deficiencies and the roots are circling around the pot and sticking out from the holes, those are signs that it needs more space.
✔️ Here is some useful advice for you: Don’t forget to water your plant well for 1-2 days before re-potting it. You should also buy a new bigger pot and good potting mix for your type of plant. While repotting, try to trim any rotted roots.
4. Give your plants carbonated water.
💡 The plant gets essential macronutrients if you water it with club soda. Plain carbonated water contains carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, and sodium, which is very good for your houseplant.
✔️ If you give your flower carbonated water, it encourages plant growth and makes it vividly green and healthy. However, sugary sodas are not recommended for such a purpose, as sugar stops plants from soaking up the water.
5. Use hydrogen peroxide.
💡 If you notice that your plant’s leaves are turning yellow and the plant is wilting, this might be root rot. Check it out. If this is the case, you can use hydrogen peroxide. It’s not just a good disinfectant or bleach, but it also helps battle root rot and fungus infections.
✔️ Mix 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a cup of water in a spray bottle. Mist the plant. It helps encourage healthy root growth and kill fungus.