Unfurl Any Plant’s Leaf with This Neat Trick in Minutes

Suyash is a Master Gardener and the Editorial and Strategy Director at BalconyGardenWeb.com. With a focus on houseplant care, he combines over a decade of hands-on horticultural experience with editorial expertise to guide and educate plant enthusiasts.
Learn About Our Editorial Policy

2-Minute Read

Learn how to Unfurl Any Plant’s Leaf with This Neat and Easy Trick! Read on to learn all the details and information!Unfurl Any Plant's Leaf with This Neat and Easy Trick

Do you want to know how to Unfurl Any Plant’s Leaf? Well, we have a super secret that we’ll reveal in this article! It works for all plants!

Learn How to Get Bird of Paradise to Bloom 

Why Do Leaves Stay Closed?

It will be a point of concern if your plant’s leaves are not opening, though it doesn’t indicate any severe health problem. This issue can be rapidly resolved, helping your plant to resume growth.

The Reasons & Solutions Behind Plant Leaves not Opening:

  • Insufficient Light: Keep the plant where it receives direct light or install a grow light. Gradually acclimate your bird of paradise to bright indirect light indoors.
  • Lack of Water: Water the plant immediately and make a watering schedule to prevent the soil from drying overly. Avoid overwatering; insert your finger in the soil to detect moisture. If it feels dry, up to 1-2 inches, it’s time to water the plant.
  • Low Humidity: Install a humidifier or mist the plant.
  • Pest Infestation: Wash the affected area with water and use an insecticide.

Here are Signs of Overwatering & How to Save an Overwatered Plant

How to Open the Leaves of Any Plant? 

How to Open the Unfurl Any Plant Leaves
Plantea of Space

Take a clean, soft cotton towel or cloth and dip it in non-chlorinated water. Squeeze the cloth, cover the unfurled leaf, and gently pull it out. Don’t scrub, and do not try an up-and-down motion. Begin at the base of the stem and run up over the leaf, and it will unfurl immediately.

This will help the leaves to absorb the much-needed moisture and will also trick the plant into opening the leaves early. It works best for large foliage plants like rubber plants, monstera, birds of paradise, bananas, fiddle leaf figs, and elephant ear plants.

Check out 5 Best Bird of Paradise Types You Can Grow Indoors 

Recent Posts

Join our 3 Million Followers:


Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here