How to Save Dying Plants
Is your beloved plant looking like it’s on its last legs, don’t throw in the towel just yet. There are many potential reasons why your plant might be dying, and in many cases, your plant can be revived with proper care. It’s important to understand that a plant’s health fluctuates if it’s getting too much or too little of something. For example, a plant getting too much sun simply needs to be moved to a shadier spot. Another example is that many people assume that if their plant is looking lifeless, they should water it, but that can actually harm a plant that doesn’t need it. Many solutions to your plant’s health issues are easy fixes that restore it to its natural balance. However, your plant could also be experiencing a more complicated, dire problems such as a fungal, mould, or bacterial infection.
Simply follow these steps:
Mix 50ml of Hydrogen Peroxide 3% – Oxygen PlusTM per 4 litres of water (60:1 ratio of water to H2O2).
Soak the roots into this solution for about 6 hours.
Replant in a new container with clean, fresh potting mix.
Water with the same solution and leave in the shade for a few days.
Re-water every 2 to 3 days until you notice signs of life.
First things first, the dying plant’s roots must still be alive to have any chance of coming back to life. Check your plant’s state of health by scratching the stem. If the interior is green and juicy, your plant can most likely be saved. Start by trimming off any dead leaves. Then, trim the dead part of the stems until you see green. Finally, take out the plant by its roots. Some healthy, white roots mean that the plant has a good chance of survival. If you notice that your plants’ roots have root rot, don’t fret! It’s not game over yet. By applying Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - Oxygen PlusTM to your plants’ soil, it will give it a good chance of survival.
Hydrogen peroxide is effective at killing 97% of bacteria, viruses, mould spores, and fungi that are causing your plant to perish. Hydrogen peroxide kills root rot-causing fungi and restores the oxygen balance in the soil which helps your plant root system recover.
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - Oxygen PlusTM is completely non-toxic, containing no harmful chemicals or additives. This makes it safe to use around your entire family, including pets. Although hydrogen peroxide is a chemical, it biodegrades completely into two natural elements: water and oxygen. Its gentle nature makes it a great environmentally-friendly solution to add to your plant-care arsenal. Ready to learn how to use hydrogen peroxide to save your dying plants?