Plants, as long as they are in good shape, make an excellent interior decoration plus a great source of satisfaction. However, some of us don’t seem to have the gift for plants. Still, if you persistently take good care of them, there is nothing that can stop you from growing decent plants. The photos below prove beyond any doubt that there is always some hope for the plant. So next time you are about to throw something away, think twice.
Experienced gardeners believe that excessive watering is the most common cause of plants dying. It is by far more harmful than the drought in the pot. When the medium is too dry, there is still some chance for recovery, slowly hydrating it for example. Plants than have been overwatered frequently lose their rotten roots and, not being able to absorb the nutrients, they fade away.
#1 A plant saved from the being disposed of 2.5 years later
#2 A spider plant revived after a hot summer
#3 A succulent after 6 months
When deprived of water, plants first roll their leaves (as they go soft) and gently, lacking stiffness, fade. Plants receiving too much water get their leaves stained brown though first fading symptom is attributed to drought. To check that, take the plant out of the pot to see if the soil is wet or not.
#4 Another succulent, before and after a 2-month treatment
#5 Clenante Setosa after 2 months
#6 This is how you can change a mini garden within 2 years
Overwatering is not the only mistake we make. Another problem is insufficient fertilization. Plants absorb the nutrients from soil, but since the pot volume is limited, they have to be fertilized on regular basis.
#7 Scindapsus after a month
#8 Field maple bonsai after 2 years
#9 Another plant resurrected after a couple of months
#10 This is what a good treatment means
#11 Crassula fully recovered
Succulents suffer a lot when they are overwatered. These plants store water, so judging by the thickness of their leaves one can clearly see if they need water or not. If nothing happens, don’t water them.