How To Revive An Underwatered Aloe Plant
I would like to show you the signs and reasons for an underwatered aloe plant and how can you can prevent this from happening.
What I noticed
– Brown tips and spots
– Yellow leaves
– Curly leaves or dry edges
– Shriveling roots
– Dry soil
The possible causes
I know how hard it can be to see something wrong with your beloved Aloe Vera plant.
Let’s see what caused underwatering.
We either water the plants prematurely or wait too long between waterings.
Conditions that increase the transpiration rate: High temperatures, fast winds, low humidity levels.
Soil doesn’t retain water
If the potting mix has a coarse structure, the water holding capacity reduces and creates problems with watering.
Fertilizing without watering
If you apply fertilizer and don’t water the plant afterward, it will likely result in nitrogen toxicity and it will be tough for Aloe Vera plants to fight against nitrogen.
What to do?
Follow these steps to increase the chances of recovery.
Cut off the affected parts
Using sterilized pruning shears, cut off older dead leaves first.
Repot your plant
Use fresh potting mix and a new pot with drainage holes. Move the plant to a brighter and warmer place.
You will need to immerse the roots in a bowl or glass filled with purified water. Then wait for two days, and if the leaves turned green, repot the plant.
If you spot the signs, identify the cause and use our methods to solve the problem.