What's wrong with my plant???

We've all had at least one of those gardening moments - you've purchased your plants, brought them home and watched over them with tender loving care.... But one of your plants looks terrible! What could be wrong?

We get these kind of questions all the time from customers - what's wrong with my _______ plant? So we've gathered some easy resources to help you figure out what the issue could be.


First step is the simplest - check to see if it is overwatered or underwatered. Symptoms will look very similar for both: drooping leaves, and yellowing or browning of the leaves. The only real way to tell the difference is to check the soil - if it's dry, you're likely underwatering, if it is wet or damp, or if you see a green film of algae, you are likely overwatering.

Nutrient Deficiencies

There's also a great thorough resource from Michigan State University that's a bit more wordy, but very detailed :)

Common Diseases

Common Pests