Decembrist's leaves have become soft and lethargic? We treat the green friend correctly and without any problems
Dec 27, 2020
Even experienced florists sometimes have difficulties. Unfortunately, even proper care is not a guarantee that the plants will always be absolutely healthy.
In addition, you can simply not provide all the nuances of caring for a green friend. Once I ran into a problem: the Decembrist's leaves became abnormally soft and lethargic.
Fortunately, I managed to deal with it. I am telling you how to cure your plant if the same thing happened to it.
Why do the leaves become lethargic?
Before solving a problem, you need to find out the reason for its occurrence. The course of further actions to save the Decembrist depends on this.
This can happen for the following reasons:
- The plant is infected. If, in addition to the fact that the leaves wither, they turn pale or segments fall off from them, it is most likely a disease. Another sure sign - in the Decembrist, the bases of the leaves are affected.
- The plant's roots rot. This can happen for various reasons: abundant watering, the use of overly concentrated fertilizers, low temperatures.
We treat the Decembrist competently
In case of infection
If you have determined that your plant is infected with an infection, you need to proceed as follows. In the event that soft leaves have just begun to appear, the plant is still easily treatable.
It is enough to treat it with drugs that will stop the development and spread of infection. Fitosporin, Skor, or Topaz will do.
If the disease is already running, it is necessary to take more drastic measures: transplant it into another soil. This must be done, since the old soil is already clearly full of pathogens and treatment will not help here. After transplanting, there is a great chance that the plant will recover quickly.
In case of root rot
The main indication of this problem is the "instability" of the plant in the pot, it kind of sways slightly in the ground. Also, with problems with the roots, leaves and buds begin to fall off. What to do in such a situation?
If the root system is slightly damaged, it is enough to change the conditions of detention of the Decembrist. Reduce watering if it was too heavy before.
Do not overuse fertilizers and add them in a lower concentration. Move the Decembrist to a warmer place if he was cold before.
In difficult situations, only plant transplantation will help. In the new soil, it should gradually recover.
These simple steps will help you solve the problem of sluggish leaves and save the Decembrist.