When they’re unusually pale
(The plant is: Hungry)
“You should perhaps provide more frequent fertilizer,” For instance, if you noticed the leaves of plants looking pale, it might need more iron. You can transfer the plant to a larger container when you spot paleness. But the promotions should be gradual. You can increase the container size by two inches at a time. If the plant is already in a large pot, consider utilizing your used coffee grounds to feed your plants. They’re best at the nourishing soil.
When they’re brown and crunchy
(The plant is: Thirsty)
Give your plants a new chance on life by watering until the soil is moist, but not overflowing. There’s often an interval between the problem at hand and the leaves changing colour. But that doesn’t mean you can’t fix the issue. As soon as you notice crispy leaves, begin using this watering method. Also, don’t discard your used tea bags and place them on top of the plant’s soil. This will help your plant absorb nutrients more readily.
When they’re misshapen or discoloured
(The plant is: Drowning with excess watering)
“Overdoing on watering is the number one killer of houseplants,” It’s not just a heavy-handed approach to the watering can that does it either. Check to make sure that your plant pot has satisfactory drainage. A re-purposed vessel that doesn’t have holes in the bottom might mean too much water is holed up inside. Once the plant is repotted into a better ventilated pot, with holes at the bottom, just add water at decent rates and make sure you watch the plant to see any developments. Improvements should be seen in 1-2 weeks.
When the leaves are absent
(The plant is: Malnourished)
“Plants won’t put out new growth if their diet and water needs aren’t met,” If your plant has lost leaves in the past few weeks and the stems look frail, you need to water your plant more often. If a plant hasn’t changed much after repotted growth since you bought it, you might need to water it more diligently. Consider making holes in your clay pot as this allows better aeration, leaving the pot to sit in a dish to catch the overflow and allow the roots to absorb the extra water when needed.
When they’re yellow on the edges
(The plant is: Over watered or has damaged roots)
The sudden yellowing look is the sign of overwatering. “Watering less frequently but don’t withhold water entirely”Obviously, your plant still needs a drink, but it doesn’t need to be swamped with water. The yellowing could also result from damaged roots … roots that are compacted too tightly in the container or nutrient deficiencies. These things can be corrected by either re potting with the help of a gardener if the pot is too big or adding fertilizer.
When they’re leaning to the side
(The plant is: Desperate for some sunlight£©
Just like how office workers get cranky and irritable from a lack of natural light, so do sun-loving plants. It is recommended to relocate the pot to a sunny window if your plant seems to be changing the direction of its growth to the side, or maybe re-plant it outdoors if you have space.
When they’re developing holes in them
(The plant is: Infested by pests or insects)
If you notice sudden holes on leaves or if they’re turning yellow despite adequate watering and fertilizer, you might want to look for some sort of pest infestation. Different bugs like different plants and if your leaves look damaged, you might have some bugs on the plant causing this mutilation. There are insecticides that are safe to use on houseplants to get rid of infestations. Neem oil or leaves are one of the safest insecticides to use and will not harm you, your children or your pets.
Published : 12-Aug-2020