Appearances can be deceiving, so even if a plant looks dead, it doesn’t mean that it is. Try these expert gardening tricks to revive dead plants before tossing your latest victim in the compost pile.
How to revive a dead plant, step 1: Look for signs of life
If your plant has turned brown and lost some leaves, don’t give up on it just yet. There is hope that you can revive a dead plant if the plant still has a few green leaves and pliable stems—buds are a sure sign too. Melinda Meyers, star and producer of Melinda’s Garden Moment TV and radio segments, says that reviving a plant takes patience (sometimes even years).