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Anonymous asked in Home & GardenGarden & Landscape · 2 months ago

Why are my plants growing so slowly?

i am growing flowers from seeds and they have sprouted and some have grown big but have not bloomed. I water them enough. Why are they growing so slowly? 

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  • 1 month ago

    Common growing problems

    Lack of light

    Symptoms

    • New shoots are weak-looking.

    • Growth is slow.

    • New leaves are smaller and turn pale.

    • Older leaves may turn yellow and fall.

    • Brightly colored leaves turn green.

    • Plant fails to bloom.

    Solution

    • Increase artificial or natural lighting at first signs of weakness.

    • Reduce room temperature by about 3°C.

    • Water less frequently and do not fertilize.

    Too much light

    Symptoms

    • Leaves exposed to direct sunlight turn pale and develop faded spots that turn dry and brown.

    • Affected leaves turn increasingly pale.

    Solution

    • Remove the plant from direct sunlight in summer or install sheer curtains to filter light.

    • Remove badly damaged leaves.

    Lack of water

    Symptoms

    • Leaves wilt.

    • Growth is slow.

    • Brown spots appear on margins of older leaves, which eventually turn yellow and fall.

    • Soil is pale, hard, and dry on the surface or damp on the surface and dry farther down.

    Solution

    • Water plant.

    • If soil does not absorb water, immerse the pot in a bucket of water until air bubbles stop appearing.

    • Remove pot from the water and allow it to drain.

    • Continue watering at normal intervals.

    Too much water or poor drainage

    Symptoms

    • Leaves wilt.

    • Growth is slow.

    • Brown spots appear on leaf tips.

    • New and older leaves eventually turn yellow and fall at the same time.

    • Soil is constantly damp or drainage is too slow.

    • Roots become spongy, turn brown, and rot.

    Solution

    • Make sure that no water remains in the saucer and place the pot on a stack of newspaper for about one hour.

    • Return pot to saucer and allow the soil to dry out before next watering.

    • Water less frequently.

    Too much heat

    Symptoms

    • Stems grow long and lanky (despite proper lighting).

    • Older leaves wilt (despite proper watering), turn brown around margins, and fall.

    Solution

    • Remove the plant from direct sunlight in summer or heat sources in winter.

    • Check to see whether the plant requires a rest period.

    • Remove badly damaged leaves to avoid disease.

    Drop-in temperature

    Symptoms

    • Leaves are covered in white spots or turn yellow and drop a few hours after a sudden change in temperature.

    Solution

    • Few indoor plants tolerate temperatures lower than10°C.

    • Keep an eye on plants kept outdoors in summer and protect plants transported outdoors in winter.

    Lack of fertilizer

    Symptoms

    • Young shoots are weak, smaller, and paler (although not yellow) than the rest of the plant.

    • Flowers are faded or plant fails to bloom.

    • Plant is in an artificial potting mix and was not fertilized during the growing period.

    Solution

    • Fertilize as recommended.

    • Transfer to a larger pot and add new soil, as necessary.

    Too much fertilizer

    Symptoms

    • Leaves turn brown and fall.

    • Plant stops growing.

    • Young shoots are sometimes deformed and blackened.

    • White crust forms on the soil surface or pot rim.

    Solution

    • Leach excess fertilizer salts from the soil by flushing with water several times.

    • Fertilize less frequently and in smaller doses.

    Salts accumulating in potting soil because of alkaline water

    Symptoms

    • Leaf margins (especially on broad-leafed plants) or tips (especially on narrow-leafed plants) turn brown and fall.

    • White crust forms on the soil surface or pot rim.

    Solution

    • Let tap water sit for 24 hours before watering plants.

    • Mist aerial parts regularly.

    Lack of humidity

    Symptoms

    • Leaf tips turn brown.

    • Leaf margins turn yellow.

    • Flower buds dry out and fall.

    Solution

    • Use a humidifier.

    • Mist plants regularly.

    • Remove them from heat sources.

    Water used for watering is too cold

    Symptoms

    • Small pale brown spots appear on leaves.

    Solution

    • Some plants are very sensitive to sudden changes in temperature.

    • Use tepid water when watering.

    • Coldwater may spot the leaves and slow the growth of some tropical plants.

    Pot too small

    Symptoms

    • New leaves are smaller.

    • Older leaves turn yellow and fall.

    • Plant wilts quickly between waterings.

    • Roots grow out of drainage holes or show near the soil surface.

    Solution

    • Confirm diagnosis by removing the plant from the pot.

    • Report if roots form a tight ball.

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  • 1 month ago

    Growing organically is usually slower. I take a more aggressive approach by using lots of bacteria every feeding and top dressing often

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    not enough heat and light.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It is still early in the year(from winter) so not enough sunlight warmth.

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    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Here is a tip-When you boil veggies the nutrients end up in the water.If you pour the left over water over your plants the nutrients can help your plant/plants grow. 

    Source(s): Worked as a landscaper
  • garry
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    is it summer or winter , have you fertilized yet or liqiud food !! does the plant like the soil , or is it sunny , some like the morning sun and some like the afternoon sun , and is it in the south or north side of your house .

  • 2 months ago

    If winter = not grow fast.

    If Summer = grows fast.

  • 2 months ago

    you need miracle grow........ the soil is losing its nutrients. 

  • 2 months ago

    depends what phase of the moon you plant or transplant them in.  

  • 2 months ago

    Because it is winter.

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