Many people believe that it’s easier to care for indoor plants than it is for plants outside. However, this isn’t always the case. Here are the most common problems that you’ll find in houseplants and how you can avoid them.
3 Most Common Problems in Houseplants
Overwatering is one of the main reasons for houseplants dying. Be sure to use a pot with drainage holes in the bottom, and only water until it starts leaking out the bottom of the pot. You shouldn’t water again until the soil is dry to the touch. Problems that can arise from overwatering include your plant developing mold and mildew. If your plant develops either of these, treat your plant with Pure 3-Way. This product incorporates lemongrass oil, a natural fungicide, which will get your plant back to health without using harsh chemicals. Overwatering can potentially lead to root rot. Signs of this are yellow wilting leaves, stunted growth, and most or all of the leaves falling off of the plant. Once you see these signs, examine the roots; if the roots appear black and mushy, then your plant is suffering from root rot.
If you plant appears yellowish, the edges of the leaves are brown and brittle, or if the bottom leaves are yellow and have dropped, you’re plant is probably suffering from nutrient deficiency. If you have never fertilized your houseplant, then this may be the problem. If your plant’s leaves aren’t the dark, green color that they should be, your plant may be lacking enough nitrogen. When the edges of the leaves turn brown, then your plant may need more potassium. These issues can be easily solved with the use of fertilizer. Be sure to follow the directions on the package of the fertilizer to ensure you’re applying it properly.
Too Little Light
Not every plant has the same lighting needs. Some plants prefer bright light, while others need darker growing conditions. If your plant is stunted, the leaves are smaller than normal, or the plant can’t hold itself up anymore, then your plant probably needs more light. However, if the plant does appear stunted, you should also check the roots to make sure they aren’t rotting.
To make sure that you’re plants are thriving, apply Green Thumb to your plants regularly. Green Thumb uses natural ingredients to fight off mold and mildew, keep pests away, and feed your plant all at once!