Plant problems and solutions

Plant problems and solutions

Many plant lovers and breeders complain about the wilting of their plants, falling leaves, yellowing or poor growth…etc of the common problems, so we have collected for you the most famous problems affecting plants, their expected causes and suggested solutions from the experiences and expertise of plant breeders and lovers:

Problem Expected reason The proposed solution comments
Leaves fall
  • Sudden change in temperature
  • Exposing it to a strong current (cold or hot) drying out the roots for some reason (during transportation for example)
Move the plant to a suitable place away from currents and heat sources, and provide it with appropriate moisture and light as needed. Sometimes leaf fall is a natural phenomenon as one of the means of excretion in the plant.
The tips and edges of the leaves turn black
  • Ambient air dry
  • or irregular watering
  • The pot is placed over a basin containing equal-sized, wet pebbles
  • Spray the leaves frequently (for example, twice a day).
  • Regular watering
This problem happens to plants with thin leaves more than others
leaves wilt Excessive dehydration (thirst) or bingeing (excessive watering)
  • When dry, the pot is placed in a basin of water for enough time to revive it until it is saturated (depending on the size of the pot), it may take ten minutes or an hour!
  • When excessive watering, the plant is moved to a basin containing dry soil to absorb excess moisture
Black spots appear on the leaves Direct exposure to the sun’s rays The black parts are cut off and when the plant is transferred from one environment to another, the gradual exposure to light must be taken into account Don’t move from a low light area to a very bright area all of a sudden!
Crease and curl at the edges of the leaves The lighting is very intense Move the pot to a less light place
Yellowing and falling of leaves
  • Exposure to direct air current
  • or watering more than needed
  • Keep the plant away from the power source
  • Reduce the amount of watering
  • Sometimes leaf fall is a natural phenomenon as one of the means of excretion in the plant
  • If the leaf yellows as a single mass and it is saturated with moisture, this indicates that the amount of water is increased than needed

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