Farming is an activity that is often done during a pandemic to fill spare time. Beautifying your home page by planting green, beautiful and useful plants will certainly be fun in itself. This activity requires perseverance and responsibility in order to keep the plants in prime condition. However, unfortunately, changes in the weather or negligence in caring for it, make the plant’s condition wither, turn yellow, and even threaten to die. Have you ever faced a situation like that? Here are 8 tips and ways to save dying plants so that they are in prime condition.
Replace decorative or metal pots with ones that are healthier for plants
If our plants have wilted conditions, have difficulty breathing or the roots have little room to move, this is likely due to placing the plant in an improper pot, for example a decorative pot or metal-based pot because it will transmit heat. Replace with a pot that has a good drainage system so that the water won’t pool or the roots are damp.
Take care of the roots that are too dense then separate them
When the plant has dense and full roots, it’s time to do the replanting process in a different pot so that the space for the roots becomes wider. Be sure to take care when lifting the roots and when replanting make sure it is water absorbent, nutritionally efficient and has plenty of breathing room.
Use clean water
Use water that is specially filtered for plants. Some argue that tap water still contains chlorine levels and certain chemicals. It is advisable to use distilled water or rainwater because of its good content, how to accommodate it can be done by preparing special storage or placing plants to soak in certain humidity when it rains, but make sure not to become a mosquito nest.
Consider using organic pots
Try transplanting the plants into pots made of coconut shells. These natural based pots allow drainage and keep the roots in good condition. If you use this type of pot, minimize the use of chemical fertilizers so that the natural pot is in prime condition.
Trim away any dead parts, but leave about 2 inches of stem above the surface.
Trim all dead plant parts on the plant, including leaves that are yellowish or brown, including stems without leaves at all. Leave as much of the remaining leaves as possible or about 2 inches of the stem above the soil surface.
Get rid of pests by cleaning the leaves
Use a sponge or cotton ball dipped in water to carefully remove plant pests. If using a special soap for insects and pests, you should need to repeat this procedure several times because insect repellant soap only works until it dries.
Preventive measures not to attract bad insects
Try to replace the soil that is outside the room with a special sterile soil mixture so it does not become contaminated. Then do the replanting in a pot using healthy soil. Also make sure the drainage used is in good condition so that the plants are in good condition and able to fight bad insects.
Use yogurt as a non-aggressive fertilizer.
Yogurt is not only good for body health because it turns out that lactic acid bacteria can provide good nutrition for plants. Yogurt functions as a natural plant disease killer and keeps the soil in optimal condition. How to use it, just give a few teaspoons of yogurt into the pot to enrich the plant base with organic acids. The nutrients in yogurt are ready to help your green plants regain their strength.
Those are 8 tips and how to care for dying plants to get back to their prime, Bela. Ready to save your crops?