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Going on holiday and there's no one to water your plants? You water them on time, but they're still not doing well?⠀

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6 Lifehacks: How to save a withered house plant

You left for a 2-week vacation, but there was no one to water your favorite "greenhouse", and you found withered houseplants upon your return...

Don't give up! You may still save them! Here are some tips:

1. Don't overwater your plants. Don't try to bring the plants back to life with a lot of water – it can eventually destroy them. Their system isn't able to absorb a lot of water after a prolonged drought. Overwatering can create a swamp in the flower pot, and the plant can start rotting.

2. Prune the withered branches. Even if the plant looks dead, it's not the reason to throw it away. Some of them may take up to a month to start growing again. Prune lean and dry stems as well as the leaves: all of them take the plant's strength away. If the roots are intact, you can still save your greenery.

3. Spray the flower with aerated water. It will bring the faded leaf back to life. Just don't hurry to pour in a lemonade spray - only use aerated table mineral water. Spray for a few days, and the "pet" will soon be alive again.

4. Try using a stressful method. The orchids will like this approach. You only need to put the pot into cold space and reduce irrigation. But be careful – this method will benefit only slightly wilted plants.

5. Try drip irrigation. It's a handy "emergency service" that won't overdo it with the amount of liquid. Fill a glass jar with cold water, make a small hole in the lid, and close the jar. Take a thread or a thin strip of cloth, dip one end into the jar through the hole, and wrap the stem around the plant with the other end.

6. Repot the plants. Tried everything, and the plants aren't coming back to life? Perhaps, the root system has been shocked. To see if this is the case, take the plant out of the pot and carefully clean the roots from the soil. If you haven't found any visible damage, try repotting the flower to the fresh soil. If you have noticed the problems, trim the damaged parts of the plant and treat the cuttings with charcoal.

There are still plenty of ways to bring the plant back to life, and it is essential to accurately determine the cause of its unhealthy condition. This may be not only an excess of moisture and light but also the lack of these. Consider that the damage can be caused by insects, diseases, and fungi as well.

Is it possible to do something to avoid having to rescue the plants? Definitely! For example, if you use a smart watering system, Droppity, which is controlled via a mobile app. With it, you can leave the plants unattended and not worry about them. Droppity will ensure the flowers will get the required amount of water they need. Besides, the system will notify you about the overheating of the plant or about excessive/insufficient air humidity.

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Freshmen mistakes: taking care of succulents.⠀⠀

Unlike many other plants, succulents don't require round-the-clock care. They can be left alone for a rather long period; they do not require fertile soil, frequent dosing, or spraying. However, there are some useful tips for looking after the succulents. Take them into account and your plants will thank you.⠀

◾Watering. Succulents prefer arid zone, and it is unacceptable to water them once in 1-2 days. Their leaves are covered with a protective layer that prevents the evaporation of the liquids accumulated in them. This coat also protects the plants from the sunburn. Therefore, watering should be moderate and not very frequent, once a week in summer and twice per month in winter on average. But, of course, you have to take into consideration the specifics and needs of a particular plant species.

◾Light. Many floriculturists are afraid of drying plants and choosing the places for them that are unattainable for the direct sunlight. It works for the majority of the flowers, but not for the succulents. They enjoy the heat and dry air, so choose a windowsill where they will feel the best.⠀

◾Soil. Succulents are not fond of rich in minerals, nutritious soil. The light, air-permeable soil with drainage and neutral acidity is much better for them. Before having bought the ready-to-use substrate, check its composition. There are many types of succulents, so the soil mix may not fit your plant. In general, you can make such a mix yourself. It's not complicated: take the leaf soil, sand, and bit of scrap brick in equal proportions and mix them together.

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