While trying to grow plants, most beginners overlook the most important aspect of growing a plant, which is to take good care of it. Even though they think they are giving it enough attention, they overlook some of the most obvious things.
Plants are living beings that need water to live and grow. But, growing a plant isn’t as simple as just giving it some water every once in a while. Moreover, there are a few particular plants that require more attention than others. But regardless of the type of plant that you are growing, they will need more than just water to enjoy healthy growth.
Why Philodendron Leaves Are Curling?
During the process of growing a Philodendron, you may notice the leaves start curling at a certain point. If you have, then you may need to do something about it. This is a pretty common problem that many beginners face while trying to grow this plant.
Why the leaves curl can be due to a number of different reasons. Today, we will be using this article in order to tell you some of the most common reasons why these leaves curl and how you can prevent it from happening.
- Not Watering The Plant Regularly
One of the first things that you will need to keep in check is that your soil should never be left dry for extended periods of time. You will have to make sure that you don’t overwater or underwater your plants.
Similarly, it is bad practice to keeping your plants dry for a long time and then using too much water on them. What you need to do is to water the plant frequently with a balanced amount of water.
- Completely Dried Out Plant
In case your plant is completely dry and starting to look weird, you will have to soak it thoroughly. In order to do so, follow these steps:
- Put your plant in a tub or sink and fill it with water (make sure it’s not too hot).
- Soak up your plant for a minimum of 45 minutes.
- If you notice the water has still not reached the top 2-3 inches of your soil, then water the plant from the top (only a slight amount).
- Once the soil is evenly damped, drain the tub or sink. Let the plant drain the water completely by letting it rest. Finally, put it back.
- Quality of Water
The quality of your water could also affect how your plant grows. For instance, tap water usually has some amounts of salts, minerals, and chlorine in it. These could also make your plant curl. In order to overcome this, you will have to use a water filtration system.
Make sure that the plant isn’t placed in an awkward location. For example, it could be placed in a location, where the top side of the plant is getting excessive cooling or heating. Both of them could cause it to curl.
The last reason for these plants to curl up is due to not having enough humidity. These plants are tropical which makes them ideal in places with more humidity. You can use a humidifier to overcome this problem.
The Bottom Line
These are 5 of the most common reasons why your Philodendron leaves are curling. Reading them should also help you prevent the leaves from curling.