Please help revive my plant!

@hopeful28 (1439)
Singapore
April 1, 2007 8:08pm CST
Hi friends, those of you with green thumbs, please let me know if you know how to do CPR on this plant of mine. It is a pandan plant (the kind with leaves which are mostly used to flavour desserts). We had a very stormy evening 2 days back and my poor plant was left standing outside to brave it out. When I finally opened the door after all the wind and rain, I saw a pathetic sight. The leaves which were standing up so proudly in the morning was now drooping and tangled up and some at the base already starting to turn yellow. I brought it back to the house and vowed never to put it outside again but of course that did not revive my plant. Yesterday, I did give it some water but most of them are drooping down in defeat just like how I was feeling myself the last few weeks. Is there any way I can save it? Please help.
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@rainbow (6763)
2 Apr 07
Hi Sweetie, I'm not much of a gardener, but I think you need to trim the damaged leaves off and give the poor thing some plant food. Make sure the soil isn't too wet as this doesn't help, who want's cold wet roots? Talk to your little plant friend and hope for the best.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
2 Apr 07
Oh dear, if I trimmed all those with yellow leaves, it will look pathetic but I will do anything to revive it. The plant lady did tell me not to water it too often unless it's very warm. I put it next to the window in my kitchen today to get as much sun as possible so hopefully it will feel better soon. Many hugs to you!
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@rainbow (6763)
7 Apr 07
I hope plant is feeling happier today!
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
2 Apr 07
Well what I would do is cut the yellow Leaves of and do not water it for a while as it sounds like the Plant has been over watered now form the rain. Love and Hugs
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
3 Apr 07
Oh gabs, I just watered it again this morning!! I thought that since the leaves are yellow then probably is drying up and need water. Looks like I have done more harm again than good. Many hugs!
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I think everyone has pretty much covered what I would suggest - trim back, give fertilizer (blood and bone meal helps the roots develop), also don't over water a lot of the problem could simply be too much water from the storm. Talk to it and play classical music - it will recover.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
2 Apr 07
Alright, I will try everything and let all of you know how it goes. I will tune in to the classical station tomorrow (nite now) and hopefully it will straighten up and be revived. Thank you hun. Bless you.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
2 Apr 07
Thats such a shame. I love plants and have so many of them around my house. I would just keep it indoors and see what happens. I dont think there is much you can do for the poor thing.
@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
2 Apr 07
Hi Terry. Will watering it with my tears help, lol? My poor plant - I really don't have much luck with them. I feel guilty to cause it to have such a short life with me. Sigh.
@smacksman (6074)
2 Apr 07
With thunderstorms you an get a very quick drop in temperature and being in a pot your roots may have got a thermal shock - no remedy for that other than cutting back as mentioned above. the other possibility is too muh water from a storm if the pot is poorly drained. Up end the pot and carefully knock it out and check the drainage crocks in the bottom are clear. Bit difficult to diagnose at long range!!!! Good luck with your 'baby'!
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
2 Apr 07
I should have thought of that earlier and taken my plant in especially when the rain just started. I will try your suggestion too and check the drainage. And you are right - it's like a newborn baby to me - hardly a week old!
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
2 Apr 07
Hi well I do have a greeen thumb, and what I would do with your pandan plant is as you mentioned that the leaves have dropped right ok I would trim them right back, and if you have blood and bone in the shops around you I would use this for fertalizing the plant and it should come right back to life again.
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@Farcha (686)
24 Aug 17
There are plants near our house, but this kind of situation I hadn't encountered, I give water to remove all problems.