Many houseplants are easy to grow and manage provided you give it proper opportunity to thrive and survive. While we all love having plants around us, it’s not always easy to keep them alive specially if you are lacking the green thumb. So, no matter how many plants you get home, you may be avoiding these 5 sings that make your plants unhappy.
But if you are one of those people who doesn’t believe in giving up and want to continue nurturing plants at home, these are the 5 signs you need to keep an eye on to make sure your plants are not dying.
- Discolouration: When you see that the leaves are changing color from green to yellow, there is something wrong. The reason could be over watering, poor soil draining or change in the climate. Make sure that the soil is turned around regularly to give it air. If there is a climate change, make sure your plant is not kept too close to heater or over exposed to the changing climate. E.g. is the summers have started and the heat is strong, the plant might get damaged due to the sudden heat exposure.
- Scorched leaves: Too much strong and direct sunlight can cause scorching. Relocate the plant in a shaded area, prune the damaged eaves and water it well to nourish the roots.
- Spotting on leaves: When you observe that the leaves are getting spots, it’s time to isolate the plant and pluck off the infected leaves. One way to avoid spotting is to allow air space between the plants and not splashing water on leaves.
- Slow growth: If the seeds are taking longer to germinate, you will have to start over. However, if the crop has developed leaves but it’s still not growing well, reason could be poor light. A plant needs good light, proper soil and watering to grow. Any of these when not provided well could lead to poor and slow growth.
- Exposed roots: If the roots have started appearing above the soil and are visible from the pot, it means they are getting suffocated inside as they don’t have enough room in it’s existing container. The only way to deal with it is to move the plant to a bigger pot.
When you get a plant home, you are bringing a life to nurture and take care of. But these plants, unlike humans and pets cannot communicate. Hence have their own signs and signals to indicate that they are in distress and need your attention.
Observe your plant closely for any change or signals and act upon it in time to help them survive and stay on top of their health.
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