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Peter553Peter553 Posts: 100
edited March 2022 in Plants
Help required for dying house plant .
Can anyone assist with advice on how to revive the house plant in photo attached.
Many Thanks


  • coccinellacoccinella Posts: 1,199
    I don't know the plant (Dumb Cane?) but it looks overwatered to me. If it were my plant I would cut to ground level all the brown leaves and perhaps the larger ones too. On the last photo the bottom leaves look ok. Repot in fresh soil, watch the watering in winter and only when soil's surface is at least 1cm dry. 

  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 1,090
    The leaves look similar to a Pinstripe Calathea.
    This site may help you.
    Sunny Dundee
  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 3,497
    I'd suggest to begin with you check your pot for adequate drainage and have a look at the actual root ball for signs of rot or congestion.
    The leaves do rather suggest that the atmosphere is too dry which won't help the plant.
    If everything seems OK ( roots and drainage ), you could try regular misting in future :)
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,128
    I think it's Calathea too. They are notoriously fussy about the growing conditions - consistent warmth, no draughts, bright light but no direct sun, moist/humid air, consistent moisture but not soggy at the roots. Dry air is a common problem for them in heated houses.
    If you can give it what it needs, it might put up new leaves from below soil level but the ones that have already gone dry and crispy won't recover.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Peter553Peter553 Posts: 100
    Many thanks to everyone for their quick response. I will take all your suggestions on board.
    Thanks again 
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