Have you left your plants unattended since a few days out of sheer laziness (blame it on the quarantine), or has your interest in plants waned because there haven’t been any flowers blossoming? Chances are, the sun, water, and a little effort on your part might still revive them. Plants are hardier than we think, and there is a special joy in seeing wilting plants thrive. Here’s how to save dying plants.
Using the reparo charm
If you see limp stems and drooping leaves, immediately water the plant deeply. That is, pour water gently from all sides, until you see it seeping out from the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot. This ensures that all parts of the roots will receive their share of water. Now, focus on the soil. The top layer has probably hardened from the harsh summer sun. Grab a large spoon or a shovel, and dig up the top layer. Be careful not to damage the roots. Give the tilled soil a good mix, and if you have any compost lying around, this is the time to add it to the soil. Pat down the soil with the spoon and place the pot in a partially sunny spot. Water the plants everyday–early in the morning or late evening.
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