How to Revive a Dying Plant

Your wilting plant can be spared and revitalized with a little help.

You will need

  • A pair of scissors or a knife
  • Plant insecticides
  • A planting pot
  • Potting soil

Step 1 Identify the cause Lift the plant from the pot to check the root system. The roots should be light colored; if not, they are rotting.

Step 2 Fix what is causing the problem Cut out the rotten parts of the roots and a half inch into the good part of the root using scissors or a knife.

Step 3 Check for insects Check for insects. If they are present, use a plant insecticide according to the directions.

Step 4 Replant into a new pot Add about two inches of potting soil into a new pot and put in the plant, adding more potting soil around the plant to stabilize it. Keep adding soil until it’s an inch from the top of the pot.

Step 5 Water the plant Add enough water that the pot overflows slightly.