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Hi there ,i have some plants like peace lilly and solanium and others,the probleme is the leaves are getting braun and are dying,i was putting on the plants some powder that i thought it was vitamins then i knew from an expert that if its used too much it burn the roots and each time i put water it becam worst,i replanted them too new soil too get rid if this powder,but they are still in bad there something too do?

Hi Mey,

Different plant species have different soil, light and moisture requirements so I cannot possibly diagnose a variety of your plants. In addition, I would need specific information as to what light you are providing and what your watering routine is.

Plants do not use vitamins. They do use certain minerals that they absorb through their roots, not their leaves. Replacing soil is never a good idea and will usually kill your plants.

There is a lot of basic plant care information that you need to have if you want to be successful with your plants. Learn their botanical names and learn what their individual soil, light and moisture requirements are before you try to care for them. Repotting, replacing soil, using powders and other soil supplements are not good practices. Providing appropriate light and water are what matter most.

I have written many articles on indoor plant care that are listed on my website.

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