How to Tell if a Plant is Dying?

How to Tell if a Plant is Dying?

Worried that your plant is dying? Don't panic. This is something you can prevent.

In order to do that, you have to pay attention to the different signs. If you've had your plant for awhile, then you will likely notice when it's about to die.

Your plant's leaves might be changing to color, or its body may not seem as healthy as it once did.

Whatever the case, a dying plant is something that you should try to prevent. And, in order to do that, here's what you need to look out for specifically:

1. Check the Leaves

The first thing you should do when you're worried that your plant is dying is check how the leaves are doing.

First, you need to check whether or not your plant's leaves are dropping down. And, if they are, then you have to check the soil. That way you can get a clearer picture of what the problem actually is.

If the soil is dry, then your problem might not be as serious as you'd think. All you need to do is water your plant.

But, if the soil is wet, then you might need to start worrying a little. There's a chance that your plant has root rot, which is a fungal infection of the roots. If you water a plant too much, then you might risk it getting root rot.

Yellow leaves might also factor into your plant looking under the weather. Yellow leaves could also be caused by too much watering. But, if you don't water your plant too much or too little, then you might just avoid these problems from ever happening.

And, speaking of leaves that change color, yellow leaves are not the only thing that you need to be on the lookout for. Brown leaves are also a factor. Here's how:

2. Brown Leaves

Brown leaves aren't exactly a side effect of too much water. They're more a side effect of too much fertilizer.

Fertilizer can help your plant grow bigger and stronger. But, too much fertilizer is not going to help anything. Add the right amount of it, and you're golden.

Dry air could also be a factor. Indoor plants love humidity. Without it, you might witness your plant's leaves getting browner and it withering away.

3. Visible Roots

Too many roots might not be the best news possible. If your plant's roots are on the surface of the soil, then there's a good chance that you have a problem in your hands.

The same thing applies when your roots are coming through drainage holes. The good news is that most of the time, too many roots simply indicate that your plant needs a home, be it pot or ground.

Check if the roots are swirl, or if there are way too many of them. Then, gently put the plant into another pot, where it can continue to grow.

Saving Your Plants

So, are you ready to save your plants? This process doesn't have to be stressful. All you need to do is take care of your plants.

And, through TUILLY, you can both learn and get a lot more plants that can breathe life into your home!

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