If your plants have dried or stating to wilt I have the saving solution for you.
The apartment plants are having rough times going through the winter months, when they miss the sunlight, sun warmth and humidity. And if you have been away for a couple of weeks and no one has water your plants, your plants will suffer a lot. The roots will dry out, and the plant will be hard to revive unless you take drastic measures.
► Change the earth
One of the best ways to turn the glow of a wilted plant is to re-plant it in a new earth pot. Take the plant out of the pot and check the roots. If there are still vigorous, you have a great chance of bringing the plant back to life. Use a sharp knife to cut dry roots and diseased stems. Prepare a larger pot than the first one for the plant to receive enough nutrients. Plant the flower in the new pot and water it very well.
Trick! If you cut a third or a quarter of the roots, it’s advisable to cut the plant at the same size, because the remaining roots will hardly cope with a bushy and tall plant.
► Emergency water and fertilizers
A wilted plant needs, first of all, water, but it must be watered with moderation, gradually not drowning the roots that have suffered so many days of drought. After the soil in the pots has softened, you should replace the surface layer with nourishing flower soil. Also add fertilizers in the watering water, depending on the plant type and the instructions on the packaging. Remove the leaves and wilted stems, and if the plant had flowers or flower buds, it would be good to tear them all. First of all, the flower must regain its vigor and glow, and then, at the beginning of spring, to flourish richer.
Trick! Be very careful about the amount of fertilizer you add to water. After a period of drought, the roots will have trouble absorbing the water, and it would be good to put a small amount of nutrients (half of the instructions from the package).
During the convalescence period, sick plants must benefit from full light. Move them close to a window, but be careful not to keep the plant in cold winds or dry heat of the radiator!
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