11 Signs of an Unhappy Houseplant (and How You Can Help)

Here are 11 of the most common afflictions and their treatments so you can revive your friendly foliage in no time.

1. Symptom: Spindly Plants, Few Flowers

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Possible Cause: Poor lighting conditions.

Management: Most indoor plants need an average of 14 hours of sunlight each day. Do an Internet search to find out the proper amount of direct light, indirect light, or shade that your particular plant requires to thrive.

2. Symptom: Small Leaves or Wilting Plant

Here are 11 of the most common afflictions and their treatments so you can revive your friendly foliage in no time.

Possible Causes: Soil remains either too wet or too dry.

Management: Develop a watering routine that is infrequent but deep to promote healthy root growth and combat root rot. If root rot is suspected, remove the plant from its container, examine the root system, and cut out infected roots (blackened root tips with slimy decay), then repot using sterile potting mix and a clean pot.

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