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Reviving plants after 3 weeks of no care

Zone Rosslyn, Virginia | KKreidie added on July 11, 2014 | Answered

I live in an apartment and have a lot of plants growing on my balcony. However, I have recently left for a 3 week vacation and the girl that was supposed to water them only did so once. I just arrived back today and they look very brown and dead. I know very little about gardening and have previously only been watering them. Should I just get rid of them or what should I do?

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theficuswrangler
Answered on July 12, 2014

Some or your plants may be savable -- plants are amazingly tough. This article will give you some pointers: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/watering-your-houseplants-properly.htm
In the future, there are things you can do to insure your plants survive your vacation: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/while-youre-away-vacation-care-for-houseplants.htm
You can also call a nearby interior landscape company to see if they will care for your plants on a short-term basis.

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