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The most common causes of dying plants

by Jamie Dee Frontiero 04/24/2022

Dying plants are a reality for every gardener and houseplant owner at some point in their lives. However, the more you know about common causes of death, the better you can prevent it and keep your plants healthy. Here are some of the most common causes of dying houseplants:

Over-watering

Watering plants too much and too often is the most common cause of dying houseplants. No matter the type of plant, it's very likely you don't need to water it as much as you would expect. Many popular houseplants are native to drought conditions, like succulents and cacti. While others like monstera and pothos come from tropical regions, they like to dry out completely before being watered.

Always check the soil with your finger or a moisture meter before you water. If it's wet, keep waiting until it dries out. Over-watering can lead to root rot, which can be impossible for a dying plant to recover from.

Lack of sunlight

All plants need sunlight to live. With very few exceptions, even those plants marketed as “low-light” houseplants cannot survive without some natural light. Lack of light can cause discoloration, stunted growth, stretched-out or “leggy” growth patterns and other issues if not addressed.

If you think your plants are struggling due to lack of light, try moving them to a different spot with more sun. Make sure to do so gradually, however, as a sudden move won't give the plant time to adjust to a new environment. If you don't have enough natural light, try full-spectrum LED grow lights for additional support. While they can't fully replace the sun, they can make a huge difference in saving a dying plant.

About the Author
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Jamie Dee Frontiero

Since joining Coldwell Banker, Jamie has distinguished herself as a Top Producing Realtor along the MA North Shore & NH Seacoast. She has been the #1 Selling Agent in her office since 2014 and consistently ranks in the "Top 100" of all Coldwell Banker agents in New England.  Jamie's proven track record of high-annual sales coupled with a genuine respect for her clients sets her apart from other agents...she is known for her tenacity and energy, as well as her contract expertise. Jamie's extensive experience enables her to interpret a wide range of market conditions, price homes correctly and negotiate effectively for her clients, regardless of their property endeavors. 

Jamie knows that in today's competitive Real Estate markets, property presentation has become more important than ever. To ensure all her listings look stunning on line and in person, Jamie includes Professional Staging & Photography services, at no cost to her sellers.  Jamie is highly revered for the quality of her listings...they attract the strongest buyers, sell in the shortest time possible and, for the most money. Over the years Jamie has developed lasting relationships with a dedicated group of Attorneys and Loan Officers as well as ServiceVendors, ready to assist with: pre-listing updates, post-inspection repairs or after-sale improvements. 

If you're looking to make a change in residence & would like to experience a well-managed & successful real estate transaction, Jamie would be delighted to hear from you and honored to represent you!