Don’t discard your dry and yellowed plant just yet—try these simple steps to revive it and bring it back to life.
When plants are left unattended, especially during holidays, they may suffer from dehydration, leading to dryness and yellowing. Even with the best intentions of neighbors or friends caring for them, unforeseen issues can arise, potentially causing the plants to deteriorate.
If you find your plant in a dry and yellowed state, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s beyond recovery. In the following steps, we’ll guide you on how to assess whether your plant is still alive and how to intervene if it is. This knowledge can help you determine the best course of action, saving both time and money.
Steps to Revive a Dry and Yellowing Plant:
1. Assessing Plant Vitality:
- Before initiating any treatment, determine if the plant is still alive.
- Proceed with an emergency moisturizing step to gauge its responsiveness.
2. Emergency Moisturizing:
- Mix a small amount of water with eco-friendly liquid fertilizer in a vase.
- Place the pot with the dry plant into the mixture for about an hour.
- Move the plant to a shaded area away from direct sunlight.
- After a couple of hours, check for signs of greenness on the branches.
3. Confirming Hope:
- If the branches show signs of turning green, there is hope for revival.
- Continue hydrating the plant for an additional 6 weeks.
4. Pruning for Recovery:
- After the hydration period, proceed to cut the plant.
- Eliminate all yellow and dry parts that impede recovery, using scissors.
- Retain only the healthy branches and green leaves, removing any burnt portions.
5. Ongoing Hydration:
- Continue watering the plant with the fertilizer mixture once a week for an hour.
- Monitor the recovery process as the plant gradually regains its health.
- If, after the initial hydration, the branches remain brown, the plant may be irreversibly damaged.
- In such cases, refrain from further efforts as it may be beyond recovery.
Invest your time and resources in plants that show potential for regrowth, ensuring a more effective and rewarding gardening experience.