How to Bring Dying Flowers Back to Life

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Things You'll Need

  • Pruners

  • Phosphorus-rich fertilizer

  • Mulch

  • Water

  • Sunlight


Never let children use or play with pruners. If injury occurs, take your child to your local doctor. If severe, take your child to the nearest emergency room. Never let children play near or with fertilizers. If ingested, call your local doctor or poison control center immediately. If severe, take your child to the nearest emergency room.

Bringing dying flowers back to life to is no easy task, but it can be done if you have the right tools. One of the most important is a fertilizer that is high in phosphorus. When applied as directed, a phosphorus-rich fertilizer stimulates re-budding of your flower. You also need to provide your near-dead flowers with a sunny locale, no matter if they are inside or out. Your garden can be beautiful and vibrant once more.

Step 1

Trim away any yellow, brown or diseased-looking foliage so the plant won't send nutrients to those leaves, taking away needed nutrients from the healthy parts of the plant.

Step 2

Mix mulch thoroughly into your soil. Mulch adds nutrients to your soil and provides drainage for your flowers.

Step 3

Inspect the leaves and petals for pests. If you have an insect problem, purchase insecticide and follow the insecticide's instructions.

Step 4

Apply phosphorus-rich fertilizer to your flowers. This will encourage new buds and growth. It will also provide nutrients your flowers may lack.

Step 5

Water your flowers once a day, preferably in the morning. This allows the soil to thaw and absorb the most water.

Step 6

Move your flowers to a location with plenty of sunlight. Sunlight is one of the most basic necessities for beautiful flowers.


Jess Jones

Jess Jones

Jess Jones has been a freelance writer since 2005. She has been a featured contributing writer for "Curve Magazine" and she teaches English composition at a small college in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her Master of Arts in English language and literature in 2002.