Having Indoor plants does not have to be challenging or time consuming! 

 

Our troubleshooting guide addresses common issues plant-owners encounter, as well as the basics of plant ownership for beginners in a quick, easy-to-digest way.

 

Sun Requirements

Full Shade

Requires only two hours or less of direct sun

Partial Sun

Requires 4-6 hours of sun.

May be able to handle some afternoon sun

Partial Shade

Requires 4-6 hours of sun.

Prefers morning sun and may need protection from the afternoon sun.

Full Sun

6+ hours of direct sunlight.

Prefers afternoon sun

  • The sun is hotter in the afternoon - Typically the UV index is highest between 2pm and 5pm!

  • Dappled sunlight can be beneficial for plants that do not do well in the afternoon sun!

 

Yellowing and Browning

  • Leaf discoloration may be caused by multiple factors, which is why it is important to know what conditions your specific plant thrives in, so you are more easily able to diagnose the issue.

  • A good place to start when diagnosing your plant is to look at the climate it originated in.  This information is provided with each pre-potted plant offered by ModPot

  • While moving your plant could correct the issues it's having, make sure you're not sacrificing other conditions your plant needs to thrive - such as sunlight and temperature!

Browning on tips and edges

This is often caused by dry air.  Try regularly misting your plant with water or moving it to a more humid area, like the bathrooom!

Brown, "burnt" spots

If browning occurs where the light is directly hitting the plant, it is likely a result of sunburn!  Try relocating your plant to a spot where it will receive less direct sunlight, or less afternoon sunlight

Yellowing Leaves

Leaves may yellow and fall off naturally as a sign of old age.

Yellowing in young leaves can be caused by over or under watering, too much sun, or a cold draft!

Full Sun

6+ hours of direct sunlight.

Prefers afternoon sun

 

Shriveling and Wilting

Wilted/Drooping Leaves

Likely due to over or under watering.  If the soil is dry, try watering it!

Droopy Yellow Leaves

Over-saturated soil can cause this because the roots are unable to receive enough oxygen

  • Poor drainage can cause the roots to rot even though the top appears dry.  Try checking the soil a full inch or two below the surface to see if it is retaining water!

  • Learn about how ModPot planters provide better drainage than your run-of-the-mill pot!

  • Adding rocks underneath the dirt of your household plant can help improve drainage.

 

Signs of Indoor Plant Pests

  • Obtaining dirt from outdoors rather than using potting soil is one way bugs may have gotten into your home!

  • Occasionally washing plants with smooth leaves can help deter pests!

   For more thorough information on pest            prevention and controlClick Here >

Change in Shape

Leaves that appear to be misshapen or are cupping may have been snacked on by unwanted visitors!

Speckles and Yellowing

Brown or yellow spots, and yellowing leaves may mean your plant is hosting critters!

Change in Texture

A sticky, shiny substance on leaves, as well as webbing underneath the leaf connected to the stem, is an indication of household pests

 

Signs of Heat Stress

Leaves Falling Off

A plant may drop leaves if its water supply is inadequate due to excessive heat.  Try giving your plant more water on extra hot days!

Droopy Yellow Leaves

Over-saturated soil can cause this because the roots are unable to receive enough oxygen

  • Keeping your plant too close to a window or draft (such as a vent or door) may cause temperature fluctuations that could be detrimental to its growth.

    • Be sure to account for seasonal changes

  • Be cautious of over-watering when your plant is experiencing heat stress.  Doing so may cause your plant to experience further stress.

  • Insulating your indoor plant with mulch or pebbles may help prevent the roots from overheating

 

Watering

  • Leaf discoloration may be caused by multiple factors, which is why it is important to know what conditions your specific plant thrives in, so you are more easily able to diagnose the issue.

  • A good place to start when diagnosing your plant is to look at the climate it originated in.  This information is provided with each pre-potted plant offered by ModPot

  • While moving your plant could correct the issues it's having, make sure you're not sacrificing other conditions your plant needs to thrive - such as sunlight and temperature!

Browning on tips and edges

This is often caused by dry air.  Try regularly misting your plant with water or moving it to a more humid area, like the bathrooom!

Brown, "burnt" spots

If browning occurs where the light is directly hitting the plant, it is likely a result of sunburn!  Try relocating your plant to a spot where it will receive less direct sunlight, or less afternoon sunlight

Yellowing Leaves

Leaves may yellow and fall off naturally as a sign of old age.

Yellowing in young leaves can be caused by over or under watering, too much sun, or a cold draft!

Full Sun

6+ hours of direct sunlight.

Prefers afternoon sun

 

Placement of Indoor Plants

Wilted/Drooping Leaves

Likely due to over or under watering.  If the soil is dry, try watering it!

Droopy Yellow Leaves

Over-saturated soil can cause this because the roots are unable to receive enough oxygen

  • Poor drainage can cause the roots to rot even though the top appears dry.  Try checking the soil a full inch or two below the surface to see if it is retaining water!

  • Learn about how ModPot planters provide better drainage than your run-of-the-mill pot!

  • Adding rocks underneath the dirt of your household plant can help improve drainage.

Yellowing and Browning

  • Leaf discoloration may be caused by multiple factors, which is why it is important to know what conditions your specific plant thrives in, so you are more easily able to diagnose the issue.

  • A good place to start when diagnosing your plant is to look at the climate it originated in.  This information is provided with each pre-potted plant offered by ModPot

  • While moving your plant could correct the issues it's having, make sure you're not sacrificing other conditions your plant needs to thrive - such as sunlight and temperature!

Browning on tips and edges

This is often caused by dry air.  Try regularly misting your plant with water or moving it to a more humid area, like the bathrooom!

Brown, "burnt" spots

If browning occurs where the light is directly hitting the plant, it is likely a result of sunburn!  Try relocating your plant to a spot where it will receive less direct sunlight, or less afternoon sunlight

Yellowing Leaves

Leaves may yellow and fall off naturally as a sign of old age.

Yellowing in young leaves can be caused by over or under watering, too much sun, or a cold draft!

Full Sun

6+ hours of direct sunlight.

Prefers afternoon sun

Shriveling and Wilting

Wilted/Drooping Leaves

Likely due to over or under watering.  If the soil is dry, try watering it!

Droopy Yellow Leaves

Over-saturated soil can cause this because the roots are unable to receive enough oxygen

  • Poor drainage can cause the roots to rot even though the top appears dry.  Try checking the soil a full inch or two below the surface to see if it is retaining water!

  • Learn about how ModPot planters provide better drainage than your run-of-the-mill pot!

  • Adding rocks underneath the dirt of your household plant can help improve drainage.

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