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How to save wilted indoor flowers: simple fertilizers will help

Yulia PoteriankoLife
The main rule for saving a plant is not to give up

The sight of a houseplant drying up and gradually dying before your eyes is very upsetting. However, experienced florists say that even when the situation seems hopeless, you shouldn't give up. Flowers are very resilient and you are quite capable of curing your indoor pet. You just need to know a few secrets on how to revive a dried up houseplant.

The Sante Plus magazine has collected basic tips on this subject. It publishes a recipe for a remedy that can be very useful in such a situation.

Examine the plant carefully

If your flower has begun to dry out and some new elements have appeared on it, such as cobwebs, snow, mold or anything else, do not rush to say goodbye to it. First, look for signs of the cause of the disease. Try to find small pests in the leaves or on the stem of the plant.

You will need a lot of patience to give potted plants time to recover. Very dry or wilted plants often need several weeks to regain their beauty.

Read more about the conditions of your flower. At this stage, you may see what you did wrong and can easily correct your mistake. Your flowerpot is not a decor but a living thing that is capable of regeneration: always remember this.

What are the causes of plant death

One of the main reasons for the death of flowers is pests. They suck the sap out of the plant or feed on its parts, such as leaves or roots, depriving it of strength. In such situations, you should pay attention to holes, discolored, twisted, and bent leaves, as well as swollen stems. To get rid of uninvited guests, flower growers recommend gently wiping each leaf with a cloth dipped in a solution of laundry soap.

Excessive watering can also destroy the plant. Usually, a waterlogged plant has brown or yellow leaves. How to solve this problem? First, take a long break from adding water to the soil and move the pot to a place protected from direct sunlight. Let the clod of soil dry out.

Insufficient watering is also a big problem. Dry plants usually have brown spots on their leaves, especially along the edge, and if left untreated, these leaves will eventually fall off. Find out what kind of moisture your flower needs. Of course, remove dead leaves, as well as those that show signs of wilting and will soon fall off the stem.

How to save wilted indoor flowers: simple fertilizers will help

How to revive a wilted houseplant?

Plants can die from a lack of nutrients. The condition of the root can tell a lot about its health. As a rule, the root should be smooth, thick, and have white tips. For a healthy root system, it is necessary to change the substrate or even the pot from time to time. Then the plant will develop well.

If necessary, start fertilizing your plant with a natural fertilizer. During the growing season, this should be done several times a month, in winter, it should be done about once a month. You can make compost yourself or you can buy a special kit for this purpose. This way, you will recycle your household waste in an environmentally friendly way and be sure of the composition of the compost.

You can use coffee grounds, orange or banana peels, and eggshells as simple fertilizers. Here's what you need to do:

Coffee grounds. Dry leftover coffee and sprinkle a small amount on the soil in the pot. You can also add a little grounds to the topsoil. This method is suitable for plants that like an acidic environment for their roots.

Eggshells. Grind the shells into as fine a powder as possible and sprinkle a small amount on the soil near the plant. Lightly rub it in with a flowerpot to ensure that some of the fertilizer gets into the soil. You can also add eggshells to the irrigation water while it is still standing. This will enrich the water with nutrients.

Orange peel. Cut the fresh peel into small pieces and place it on the top layer of soil in the pot. Then sprinkle the fertilizer on top with fresh soil. The peel can also be dried and ground into a powder, which you can sprinkle on the soil in the pot.

Banana peel. Cut into small strips, banana peel can be used as a mulch for a flowerpot. If you soak these strips in water for several days and then strain the liquid, you will get a good liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

You can also give a wilted plant a three-step resuscitation:

Cut off all the dry leaves. Use scissors, secateurs, or a very sharp knife to remove them right down to ground level.

Place the pot with the plant in a bucket of settled water at room temperature. Cold tap water is not suitable for the procedure.

When no more bubbles come to the surface, remove the plant and let it drain. Then place it in a cooler place and keep it out of direct sunlight. You will see it sprouting young shoots quite soon.

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