7 Reasons Your Houseplants Keep Dying

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While it is true that houseplants can be temperamental, one thing is for sure, sometimes we contribute to their demise. Have you tried every little think to keep them alive? Well, you may think you have…Here’s a list of a few simple solutions that can make you slay at indoor gardening…or just keep the ferns in the hallway alive.

You Picked The Wrong Kind Of Plant  One thing is important – not every species can work in every home. Employers at garden centers can guide you to the right plant for your conditions. If you buy plant as a gift or you are looking for something that’s foolproof, hone in on philodendrons, which are especially hardy. 

You Didn’t Give It The Right Amount Of Light Aloe, cacti, Boston ferns, and euphorbia milii need lots of sunshine, therefore, the cubicle or the corner of your living room isn’t the right place for them, says Chritsian Primeau – conservatory manager at The New York Botanical Garden. But, monstera deliciosa ( the Swiss Cheese plant), begonias, and epiphyllums need environments that have a little light or filtered-sun environments. If you don’t really know what your plans requires, check out the houseplant databases. Just by moving your place to another area in the house might work perfectly.

You Brought It Outside For The Summer “When a plant, even one that requires a lot of light, gets moved to direct sun after spending the last nine months indoors, it will burn quickly and easily,” says Gercens. “It might also start rotting if there’s been too much rainfall.” If you need to move the plant to some open air, gradually make this transition and keep tabs on moisture levels.

You Over- Or Under-Watered Daily watering could harm succulents and cactus because they prefer dry soil. It is more than enough to plant them once a week. “If you often forget to water or spend a lot of nights away from home, they’re a good choice,” says Gercens. For example,there is another one,  zamioculcas ( ZZ plant) requires water once every two weeks. “My wife grows the ZZ plant in her cube at work with no natural light and minimal watering,” says Primeau.

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