In order to revive a wilted plant, a gardener needs to first determine the cause of the wilting and then act accordingly, by watering the plant or exposing it to more sunlight. Often too much water can be as much a cause of wilt as too little water.Know More
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, plants wilt for a variety of reasons, such as improper watering, poor lighting, pests and mildew, making the solutions just as varied. If soil is sticky, then the soil is too moist, and the gardener needs to water the plant less. If wilt occurs due to the plant not receiving enough water, than a gardener needs to slowly moisten the soil. Sometimes it is necessary to place the potted plant in water for no more than 10 minutes. Often the soil itself is faulty and chronically dry, requiring the plant to be re-potted in better soil. There are special polymers available that a gardener can add to the soil to help it to retain moisture.
In order to revive a plant that has fallen victim to mildew and pests, a gardener needs to treat the plant with fungicide or insecticide. Mildew leaves a powdery white growth or deposit on leaves. Insect infestations are more obvious on the undersides of leaves where mites or aphids feed.Learn more in Flower Arranging
Revive a dying snowball hydrangea plant by following a few simple steps, such as regularly watering the plant, dealing with possible pest infestations and treating poor soil. You need garden clippers, a rag, denatured alcohol, baking soda, horticultural oil, a garden sprayer and dishwashing soap.Full Answer >
To revive a dead plant, cut the stems back, and reduce the sunlight and water intake of the plant. Wait between three weeks to two months for new leaves or stems to appear.Full Answer >
Before papaya seeds are dried, rinse them clean of all fruit and fruit residue. Once the seeds are clean, set them in the sun to dry, preferably in low humidity. Stir the seeds occasionally to expose moisture and ensure each entire seed dries. This process can take a few days.Full Answer >
Roses can be preserved by drying, freeze-drying, coating them in silica or glycerine, and boiling. To dry a rose, hang it upside down before the petals begin to wilt and fall off. For a rose that has already started wilting, place the stem in boiling water for 30 seconds, and then cut the stem before placing it in cool water.Full Answer >