Why are My Houseplant's Leaves Drooping or Yellowing?

When you purchase a house plant, the care required is unique to each plant, so it is important to understand what makes it thrive before purchasing. Only too often, plant owners are left questioning ‘why are my houseplant’s leaves drooping or yellowing?’. The most common answer? The balance of oxygen and water is not quite right, causing the plant to be distressed.

Fear not, here we will discuss how you can maximise your plant's lifespan with the correct care and how to avoid yellowing or drooping going forwards.

Diagnosing Your Plant’s Distress

Whilst there could be a number of reasons as to why your plant is sick, usually, it is because of either under-watering or over-watering. An easy way to diagnose is to press a finger to the soil. If it feels parched, it is likely that you are not watering your plant enough; if it feels too moist, perhaps you are over-watering. Try changing your watering habits accordingly and see whether the condition of your plant improves.

The second cause of your plant's distress is a lack of oxygen. Their leaves could be turning yellow because they are starved for sunshine. If you have placed the plant in an area of the home that does not get much natural sunlight, consider moving it to an area that does for a period of time. A simple adjustment can make all the difference.

More often than not, home owners will purchase a plant because it looks attractive without considering what care the plant needs to flourish. Some plants need warm temperatures and sunlight. Others prefer colder temperatures and fresh air. Understanding the environment in which your plant thrives is key for a long, nourished life.

Minimise the Risk of Your Houseplant Becoming Distressed

Here at Jacob & Roy, we believe in teaching you the fundamentals about caring for your plant before you have even purchased it. All of our plants have care instructions online and these are sent alongside your plant at delivery, so you are always in the know about your plant’s preferences. Gone are the days of worrying about drooping and yellow leaves; with our guidance, your plant will thrive for many years to come.

Offering a wide variety of plants, chic pots and extra accessories, you are guaranteed luxury when you choose Jacob & Roy. What better way to treat a loved one than with a gifted house plant? With personalised messages and stunning packaging, your gift is sure to bring a smile to their face. 

Our diverse variety of plants suit every lifestyle. For the busy go-getter, choose a plant such as The Parlour Palm which needs to be watered sparingly. For those with more time on their hands, choose a plant such as The Mini Mon which requires additional care, especially in the spring and summer months.

Say Goodbye to Yellowing and Drooping Leaves

Whether you are purchasing for yourself or a loved one, we have you covered. Browse our collections or get in touch to speak to our friendly and knowledgeable team today.