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3 Common Houseplant Problems During Fall Season

3 Common Houseplant Problems During Fall Season

Learn how to tell if your plants are sick or dying this autumn with this simple guide on common houseplant problems during fall season.

Summer is ending in just a few days, and one of the most frustrating parts of being a plant parent is figuring out how to make your plants thrive indoors during this cool season. Since your plants got used to the warm weather outdoors, it’s going to take some time for them to adjust to the indoor conditions, such as low light, dry air, and cold temperature. One of the solutions even before fall arrives is to help your plants transition. This means adjusting their watering schedule and learning how to acclimate your plants before bringing them back into your space.

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Don’t be shocked if your plants start to drop leaves or turn yellow because these are just some of the common houseplant problems during fall. Keep in mind that there are plenty of factors when a normal healthy plant starts to droop or look wilted. Further, many of these problems can be easily resolved by providing the right amount of light, water, temperature, and humidity. Learn how to decode the common houseplant problems during fall season with this guide.

CREDIT: BOB STEFKO / BHG

Problem: Brown Leaf Tips

Brown leaf tips are one of the most common houseplant problems during fall, and there are a few factors why your plants are experiencing this.

  • One of the main factors is low humidity. Simply increase the humidity of your plants’ space by placing them in a pebble tray, grouping them together, or by placing a humidifier if you have the budget.

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  • Another factor to consider is the quality of the soil. You could improve the soil by flushing the soil before you bring your plants indoors.

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  • Underwatering or overwatering is also one of the common houseplant problems during fall. We know that watering is pretty crucial when it comes to the fall and winter seasons because one mistake of overwatering your plant could kill it this cold season. We advise that you check the moisture level of your soil with a moisture meter or by manually checking the soil with your fingers.

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  • Lastly, feeding your plant during fall. It’s best to avoid feeding your plants in the fall and winter because they’re not active during these seasons.

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Problem: Low-Light

If you’re having a problem with sunlight this fall, we recommend grow lights as an alternative to natural light. Grow light can help indoor plants to grow healthy and strong, especially during the colder months. Grow lights can also be used as artificial lighting for rooms with limited light or no sunlight.

RELATED: Beginner’s Guide on How to Choose the Best Grow Lights for Indoor Plants

CREDIT: BOB VILA

Problem: Wilting Plants

Similar to brown leaf tips, there are also a few factors why your plants are wilting. One of the factors would be cold drafts. Avoid placing your plants near the windowsill since the temperature in this area could drop and be harmful to your plant’s health. Another is cold temperature. Increase the temperature of your home for your plants to thrive. Remember, if the space is cold for you, it’s too cold for your plants too.

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Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.

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