Today I have a question about famous peperomia succulents. The question is How do you save a dying peperomia? In this article I am going to explain how I saved my dying peperomia plant.
How do you Save A Dying Peperomia?
Examine the roots first then cut those that are damaged. Clean the soil, apply a fungicide, and let the plant dry out after that.
Thereafter, repot your Peperomia in a new, clean pot with fresh potting soil. You can save the plant if you reduce the amount of water you put in.
Why is my Peperomia dying?
Various causes can affect the death of the plant. When the plant begins to die you should first pay attention to its water and light requirements. If the above requirements are met properly, you can protect your peperomia plant.
Watering a peperomia plant should not be done until the top 1-2 inches of soil have dried completely, then thoroughly water the plant.
Do not over water or water less than required. Overwatering is a much more serious problem. Root rot, which destroys the roots, can be caused by overwatering.
Bright, indirect sunshine is ideal for Peperomia plants. For most times of the year, an east or west facing window sill is perfect for them.
The only thing to keep an eye on during the summer months is that they don’t get too much direct sunshine.
Various diseases can also cause death of the plant. The most common disease that affects peperomia plants is Pythium.
Pythium disease causes stem and root rot. This is the most dangerous disease that peperomia plants can contract. It can easily kill a healthy plant.
On the other hand, Peperomia are pest-resistant, but they are also susceptible to fungus gnats, mites, and mealybugs.
how to save peperomia from root rot
Root rot is a disease that affects a plant’s roots, and it affects plants that plant in wet soil. After root rot is caused, plants cannot get nutrients as they wish. Fungal infection can be a reason for the root rot.
By paying attention to the peperomia plant and being active, the plant can be saved from the root rot.
It is necessary to carefully monitor the roots of the plant and remove damaged roots. Then, the root system of the peperomia plant should be thoroughly cleaned and a fungicide applied to allow the plant to dry.
Then, you can plant the peperomia plant with fresh soil in a new pot. Then you can follow a better watering schedule and do not over watering.
On the other hand, you should be protecting the peperomia plant from direct sunlight. The peperomia plant does not rot immediately and will take some time to recover.
how to save overwatered peperomia
If you water the peperomia plant too much, you may notice some symptoms.
Such as brown spots on leaves, root rot, mold growing on the soil, the plant looks shriveled and mushy, the leaves are turning yellow, the leaves are limp and droopy and the leaves are curling.
If you discover any overwatering then you will need to take a few precautions to get your Peperomia plant back to life.
(1) Determine the level of waterlogging in your peperomia
You can examine your pot to find out the level of water logging. You can stick your finger in the pot soil and check the wet or dryness in the finger.
If your finger is wet that means it is not a good drainage pot. You have to create a few more hole in the pot or buy a new pt.
(2) Remove any damaged leaves
You can remove leaves with brown spots, yellow leaves, or droop leaves . It’s important to remove the damaged leaves first so that the plant does not have to feed them.
Remove the damaged leaves off as close to the main stem as possible with scissors.
(3) Estimate the soil
Shift back to the soil after cutting infected leaves. Remove any mold that has grown on the surface of the soil. Next, look at the pot’s bottom.
Via the drainage holes, you will be able to inspect the roots. If this is the case, take the peperomia plant out of its container to inspect drainage and root protection.
(4) Remove Damaged Roots
If you come across some damaged roots, it is important that you remove them. Knock away the damaged soil with your hands and carefully pull out the brown, rotting roots.
Clean the healthy roots, dry them, and repot them in a new pot of new soil. You should also spray the old soil with a diluted bleach and water solution to clean it.
(5) Allow the Peperomia to dry before using.
After that, transfer your Peperomia to a sunny to dry out. This will allow your soil and roots to dry out without the plant being exposed to direct sunlight.
(6) Make a change in your watering habits.
These moves would be critical in reviving a Peperomia plant that has been overwatered. However, this is the most critical step in establishing healthier watering patterns in the future.