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Plant care tips for your plant. We list 4 general reasons why your plant is not growing well and explain how to revive it. You might be able to save your plants if you follow these tips.

1. Too much water

Succulents, cactus and some other plants acclimated to dry regions usually need less water. For that reason, they need to dry out completely between watering. Water just a small amount once or twice a week, depending on the temperature. If you water too much, the plant will have excess water on the root and will result in rotting.

“What are the symptoms of too much watering?”

An example of too much sunlight for sansevieria

It looks like containing water in the leaves.

An example of too much water for cactus

The plant starts changing to dark or black colour.

An example of too much water for cactus
The picture shows that the cactus collapsed to the side because it became soft with too much watering. If the problem is partial, cut the bad part off and plant the good part in the soil as the picture shown.

Cut the bad part off

Plant a good part in the soil

You can apply this method for plants like sansevieria (Mother-in-law’s tongue) and cactus.

2. Not enough water

If you don’t water your plants enough, they will have a very drying effect.

An example of not enough water for happy plant

Dried leaves and the trunk

An example of not enough water for sansevieria

Dried leaves, it doesn’t contain water in the leaves

What you have to do is water only small amount regularly. It might take a while for the plant to revive, but most plant will come back to life with regular watering. Clean all the dried leaves from the plant, because they still take nutrition. Hydrangea and cyclamen plant requires a lot of water.
If you notice the flowers are soft and collapsing to the side, then they need more water. The easiest way to fix this is, get some water in the bucket.
Soak the plant in the bucket for a minutes or so and take it out.
You will see the fast result by doing this.

3. Too much sunlight

Most house plants do best in partial shade, which works out well since indoor areas don’t usually get full sun. Keep this in mind before you decide to put a plant in a place where it will get hours of direct sunlight; you may end up exposing it for too long. Happy plant, bamboo, bromeliad, and pixie plant are good examples. If you give them too much direct sunlight, they will get sunburnt. The leaves look yellow and burnt as the picture showed.

An example of too much sunlight for happy plant

The leaves are yellow and burnt, but the trunk is not dried

In this case, trim all the bad leaves and move to a less sunny or shaded area. New leaves will be green and healthy

An example of too much sunlight for sansevieria

You can see yellow leaves on the outside and green leave from new growth in the middle. If you move this plant to a shaded area, they will become nice and green after a while.

4. Not enough sunlight

Some plants like cactus and succulents grow better in a sunny area.
If you want to grow these plants inside the house, choose a bright and sunnier area. It is also a good idea to take the plant outside and give a bit more sunlight regularly. “Do you notice your plant becoming thin and reaching toward the sunlight?” Which means it needs more sunlight.
If you leave your plant inside without much sunlight for a while and give full sun suddenly, they will also get sunburnt. You have to be careful not to give too much sunlight straightaway. Start from a shaded area and increase the amount of sunlight gradually.

We hope these plant care tips are helpful for you.

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