Step 10: Compost it

Step 10: Compost it

If you’ve tried everything, including waiting a minimum of a month, and your plant hasn’t made any progress, it’s possible that it’s time to say goodbye. But instead of tossing your dead plant in the bin, place it in a compost. When you compost your plants, even if they’re dead, the remains can be turned into nutrient-rich soil that acts as a natural fertiliser that can benefit your other houseplants or garden. That means your dead plant can have new life – and contribute to the health of your future plants while also helping the environment.

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