How to Avoid Plants Withering After Repot


How to Avoid Plants Withering After Repot


In the process of maintaining plants, we may face numerous issues, for example, yellow leaves, plants wither, and even the whole plant fall down. But how can we recover them?

How to Avoid Plants Withering? After Withered, How to Perk Them Up?

Indoor plants suffering from dieback and droopy leaves, usually root in damaged roots for the change of environment or inconsistent watering. Therefore, branches cannot absorb nutrition from roots and the whole plant will collapse.

Is Normal for a Transplanted Plant Suffering Yellow and Withered Leaves?

It is normal that potted plants will appear with yellow leaves after transplanted. No matter transplanted into a new container or into the ground, the leaves of bottom branches turn to yellow and wither. When plants move to a new environment, they need to grow new roots, in which process will consume moisture and nutrition, especially from the leaves of bottom branches.

But one point should be noticed that a transplanted plant needs time to accommodate a new environment. We should avoid disturbing roots, so that plants are prone to adapt to well.

It is suggested that potted plants be transplanted into a garden pot with soil as much as possible. In the process of removing the old soil, avoid damaging the root system.

  1. Potted Transplant Know-How 

When transplanting potted plants, be sure to disturb the root system of the plants as little as possible, especially some of plants with fragile roots and relatively short root systems, which are easily affected by transplanting. Some plants cannot survive after being transplanted, like corn poppies.

A few days before the plant is transplanted, thoroughly water the potted plants once, and then change the pots when the potting soil is half dry and wet so that the entire soil mass can be taken out intact to avoid damaging the roots.

It takes a few days or even longer for newly transplanted plants to recover. Plants that are replanted should be watered slowly once, and placed in a well-ventilated and light place to avoid moisture in the soil, which can reduce the risk of root rot infection.

It is suggested that do not order plants in a too hot or too cold day even from flowers stores. If the temperature difference is too wider, as well the difference of plants, plants are likely to yellow and wither.

Suddenly changing the plant environment will have a great impact on plants. In the short term, it will definitely do more harm than good. It takes a long time for plants to adapt to a new environment. Don’t suddenly move indoor potted plants to new ones, while slowly increasing the light enjoying time. Do not change the light, humidity, and temperature of the environment for plant maintenance suddenly.

  1. Select the Suitable Time to Transplant

For most plants, in order to avoid plants turn to be yellow and withered, it is recommended to transplant plants before they flourish, the best time is early or middle spring.

Of course, there are some plants that bloom after the warm spring and need to avoid changing pots in early spring, such as Cilivia, Gardenia, etc. These kinds of plants need to be transplanted after flowers wither, which avoids bag impacts on blooming.

  1. Do the Newly Transplanted Plants Need to Be Watered?

It is obvious that newly transplanted plants should be watered thoroughly once, slowly, and fully but soil is neither overly damped nor waterlogged.

But a kind of plant excluded, that is succulents. Their leaves and rhizomes are both saturated with water. After transplanted, succulents should be placed in ventilated and light areas firstly. After 5-10 days, water them thoroughly and let them slowly regain their growth. If watered immediately, roots may be rotted.

  1. How Long Transplanted Plants Recover?

The time of recovery from transplant shock varies from species of plant. It usually takes about two to three weeks for those small plants. But for those bigger shrubs or bushes, it may take several months or even several years to perk them up. Some plants will be shocked after being transplanted and will recover only under inappropriate weather conditions.

5. How to Avoid Transplant Shock?

The most effective way to avoid transplant shock is to get rid of the transplant process. You may have a question, does that mean growing plants directly in the final container? No, we can still start to grow plants in small plant bags, pot bags with detachable bottoms. Once the plant is ready for transplanting all you do is simply remove the Velcro bottom and lightly place it on top of a filled bigger pot, you’ve just transplanted without any disturbance to the roots!


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