Indoor houseplants are a popular way to bring a touch of nature into your home and improve air quality, but they can sometimes encounter problems that affect their growth and appearance. Here is a list of common indoor houseplant problems, their symptoms, and solutions to help you keep your plants healthy and thriving.

Problem Symptom Solution
Overwatering Yellowing or wilting leaves Allow soil to dry out and reduce watering frequency
Underwatering Dry, brown leaves Water plant thoroughly and increase watering frequency
Pest infestation Small bugs or webs on plant Wipe down plant with a mixture of water and dish soap or use a chemical pest control product
Fungal or bacterial disease Discolored or distorted leaves Isolate infected plant and remove infected leaves, apply a fungicide or bactericide
Inadequate light Yellowing or pale leaves, spindly growth Move plant to a location with more light
Excess light Sunburned or faded leaves Move plant to a location with indirect light or provide additional shade
Excess fertilization Yellowing or browning leaves Reduce the amount of fertilizer used or flush excess fertilizer out of the soil
Low humidity Dry, brown leaves Increase humidity by misting plant regularly or placing plant on a pebble tray filled with water