How to care for cold damaged houseplants…

Hi Judy I accidentally left my plant out side in very cold weather last night and now it is droopy and almost see through. How can I bring it back to life?

Hi Peggy,

Dark green damaged leaves on Arrowhead Plant
Cold Damaged Arrowhead Houseplant

You need to cut off all of the cold damaged stems at the soil line. Put the plant in a warm bright area and be careful not to over water. Hopefully the roots survived the ordeal and will send out new growth. Try using a product called superthriveSuperthrive combines vitamins and hormones to encourage plant growth both above and below the soil line. It's not a plant food so it needs to be used in addition to your regular plant food; the two can be used at the same time. Just put a few drops into your watering can & that's all that's needed to improve the health & appearance of your plants. If your plants are in real trouble, add about 10 drops per 2 gallons of water. SuperThrive works best when the soil is dry. that you can read about in the Glossary of the website. It will help stimulate new growth.