What We'll Learn
What’s wrong with this plant? Or this plant? Or this plant?
Some of the most common questions I get from folks is a photo and a message that says, “Can you tell me what’s wrong with my plant?”
We all go through the consternation of plants hitting a rough patch—like yellow leaves, brown tips, or weird spots, but it’s not always easy to troubleshoot what’s happening. And determining what may be ailing a plant can be challenging from sight alone, without asking more questions.
It’s kind of like sending a doctor a picture of a rash on your arm and asking, “Can you tell me how I got this and what it is?” A rash can occur for all sorts of reasons—and my guess is that before the doctor takes his or her best guess, they may ask other questions, like whether you have ever had a rash like this before, what you ate in the last 24 hours, if you remember touching anything irritating, whether you were outside gardening or at home cleaning? Are you experiencing any other symptoms besides a rash? Is it itchy at all? And a host of other probing queries to get to a more educated answer, especially since all sorts of issues and irritants can cause a rash. The key to this, however, is being more in tune and aware with what the situation was leading up to you getting the rash.
We have to use a similar approach when it comes to troubleshooting our houseplants—and since you’re the caretaker of your plants—you will be one of the best—if not THE BEST person—to come up with the most likely answer.
My goal in these next sections are to equip you with symptoms that plants may exhibit, why they may be exhibiting those symptoms, how to course correct what’s happening—if possible, and more proactive ways to prevent plant pathogens, diseases, and problems.
The mini-course is divided up into three sections: Plant Pests, Fertilizing and Fertilizer Deficiencies, and Plant Pathogens. Across this entire course, you’ll have over FOUR hours of video tutorials and audio guides, over 200 images to help you visualize a range of plant issues, and a variety of additional materials to help you better troubleshoot your houseplants. If you’re taking or have taken the Houseplant Masterclass already, then these sections are already included in that course, which is why there’s a discounted upgrade for the Masterclass if you choose to enroll in this course first.
So onto figuring out what’s ailing your plants!