If you have a dying houseplant, you might guess that feeding it a nutrient-rich fertilizer will help it revive and thrive. But that's the one thing you shouldn't do, since fertilizers can actually bring more stress to a sick plant and can be the reason it ultimately dies. To help bring a plant back to life, check on a few things: Are the roots clustered together too tightly, indicating that the plant needs to be repotted into a larger container? Is it in the wrong spot? Is air conditioning or heating blowing directly on it? Is it in direct sunlight when it needs indirect light? The very simple solution to one of these questions might be all your plant needs.
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