Pflanze eingegangen: Wie umgehen mit dem Tod einer Zimmerpflanze-Botanicly

Plant died: how to deal with the death of a houseplant

Everyone knows that after a long and hard week you come home and sit comfortably on the sofa to enjoy the weekend. But suddenly you see your very favorite houseplant dying brown, dry and sad on the windowsill. It feels like someone stuck a dagger in your heart. If you have died of a beloved plant, then you should definitely read on. We'll help you deal with Death of a Houseplant.

Death does not mean failure

Some plants die, we usually cannot change that. No matter how familiar you are with them, how much experience you have or whether you have the greenest of fingers, unfortunately we cannot avoid a natural process.

Plants are like us humans, they grow from a small sprout, become part of the world and at some point when their time has come, they are one with the earth again.

Some dead parts of plants can even be very useful and beautiful, such as tea. Dead leaves are crushed, doused with hot water and then drunk with relish. He's popular all over the world.


You are a human, not a plant killer

You can't deny it. As soon as you die a plant, you experience the feeling of defeat. It is a true tragedy and the feeling can last for weeks, months or even years.

Your favorite plant has died. The worst thing is, you don't know how to deal with it and it's not always immediately clear what to do next.

There are no clear instructions, let alone a simple funeral. You feel embarrassed and uncomfortable that you didn't manage to keep your plant alive. The grief later turns to anger and you banish your dead plant to the farthest corner of your balcony until summer.


This is how you survive the death of your plant

Step 1: The most important step is to reconcile yourself with death. Look past it and don't let it be in vain that your plant died.

Step 2: Composting your deceased plant is the best way to deal with death.

Step 3: You will feel better if you provide the remains of your plant to a living plant. As with a funeral, The Dead Plant's job is to return important nutrients to the soil.

Step 4: Of course, the best and most important thing comes last. Buy a new houseplant. The most successful way to get over the death of your plant is to create new life. In our shop you will find lots of ways to enrich your home with a new plant.

Important tip: Sick plants should not get on the compost, otherwise healthy plants will be infected later.


First aid tips to save your plants

Once your plant has died, only the garbage can help. But wait a minute, you can still see some green shoots or the roots are still intact. Don't give up on your plant so quickly, you might be able to help it with these tips.

Detect dry plants

In summer, many plants try to save water and shed their leaves. You can recognize dry plants by their yellowish leaves. You should continue regular watering here

However, your plant can also have pests such as aphids. This is usually a sign that your plant is weakened.Change the location, but don't put them near healthy plants or they might get infected. Cut off the affected areas and wash the leaves well, then you should water them well. Aphids prefer plants whose soil is very dry.

Dipping instead of pouring

If you want to save your dry plant from dying, you should immerse it and the pot in a bucket filled with water. The plant pot should have a drainage hole. If no more air bubbles rise, this is a sign that the earth has absorbed enough water.

You should then let the pot drain in the air until no more water comes out of the pot. Then the pot can go back into the cachepot. You still have to make sure that you water regularly and always pour off excess water immediately.

Pruning and fertilizing

You must take your time and cut out everything that has dried up, even if the whole plant has not yet suffered. Try giving your plant a boost with some fertilizer. But be careful, too much also damages the plant.


Plants you can't kill

Some plants are incredibly hardy. We have a few examples for you here of which plants almost never die and what you have to watch out for with them.

Bow Hemp

Bow hemp is incredibly resilient. It is one of the succulents, so it stores a lot of water and rarely needs to be watered. The bow hemp requires little space in its pot, so it rarely needs to be repotted. This plant particularly enjoys a light location.

The aloe vera plant is very undemanding. It only needs water 2-3 times a week and even less in winter. A bright but not too sunny spot is perfect. The plant rarely needs fertilizer. You can find tips for further care of the aloe vera plant here.


The ivy can be sunny or shady. It can also be forgotten sometimes, it survives that. If it has not received enough water, you supplement it by gradually shedding its leaves. So you usually have enough time to act. The Efeutute is available in our shop.


Plants are special organisms that you also have to take care of. Once your plant has died, however, there is no need to panic. With a few easy steps you can quickly get over her death. However, sometimes there is still hope for some plants that were believed to be dead. So don't give up easily and try again.

If your favorite plant didn't make it, we can certainly find an enchanting successor for it in our shop. Take a look and let yourself be enchanted.


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