What's Wrong With My Plant?
Author: Verity Webb
Hi there Greenies,
If you’re favourite green treat isn’t looking too flash, there’s bound to be a reason why. Some plants are hardy but they all need a little TLC. If the plant is a little droopy or off color, more often than not the plant will be thirsty. Try and water your plants regularly people...it’s all about balance :)
There are however other easily recognisable signs to tell if your plant is 100%.
- Red tinge to leaves – This indicates a phosphate deficiency. Phosphate can easily and cheaply be added to plants with a certain fertiliser.
- Yellow/brown tinge to leaves – This will indicate a potash (potassium), nitrogen or magnesium deficiency. Again, each of these can be added to plants individually in a liquid or pellet form.
- Leaves curling upwards – Thirsty
- Dry, brown crunchy edges to leaves – Leaves have been burnt by chemicals perhaps.
So there you go, a few tips to get your favourite green friend back to optimum health and a simple picture to reference too.
Happy diagnosing Greenies!
Love GTG xxxx