How to Revive a Dying Plant

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Your wilting plant can be spared and revitalized with a little help.

Step 1: Identify the cause
Lift the plant from the pot to check the root system. The roots should be light colored; if not, they are rotting.

Step 2: Fix what is causing the problem
Cut out the rotten parts of the roots and a half inch into the good part of the root using scissors or a knife.

Step 3: Check for insects
Check for insects. If they are present, use a plant insecticide according to the directions.

Step 4: Replant into a new pot
Add about two inches of potting soil into a new pot and put in the plant, adding more potting soil around the plant to stabilize it. Keep adding soil until it’s an inch from the top of the pot.

Your new pot should be a little smaller than the previous one.

Step 5: Water the plant
Add enough water that the pot overflows slightly.

Did You Know?
There are an estimated 400,000 species of plants in the world.

10 Replies to “How to Revive a Dying Plant”

  1. Hi , thank you for being direct and quick , unlike others who must be bored and take 20 minutes to tell u nothing .

  2. I've tried to do this with the Swiss chard (e.g. ???? and Original) recently in either September or August 2020 and no luck. I'll try harder next year in the Spring which will be 2021. ????

  3. I was late to watch this video my three zebrina plants have rotted my 4th is also dying

  4. Okay his voice sounds like the eng dubbed red hair shanks from one piece and I'm dying lmfao

  5. I forgot to cut the darker roots when repotting my overwatered plants. Will it still be able to survive?

  6. Mine is loose because I dropped the oit and my plant got weak. I also cant just play with the soil and plant because the roots are delicate

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