How do you tell if a plant is dead? While this may see like an easy question to answer, the truth is that telling if a plant is truly dead can be a difficult task sometimes. Plants do not have vital signs like a heartbeat or breathing in and out that would make it easy to tell if it is truly dead or alive. Instead, you have to rely on more subtle clues. If your plant has lost all of its leaves or the leaves have all gone brown, don’t panic. If you suspect your plant is dead but you aren’t sure, the fastest way to tell if it is dead is to check the stems. The stems of the plant should be pliable and firm and will have a green cast on the inside if they are still alive. If the stem is mushy or brittle, check the roots for the same conditions. The roots, too, should be pliable but firm. If both the stems and roots are brittle or mushy, the plant is dead and you will simply need to start over.
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