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How Not to Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged

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Continuing on from my focus on houseplants I am looking at another basic introduction to houseplants. Perhaps the temperature has got really warm without you noticing, or you've gone on holiday and the houseplant sitter has messed up. It not only has care instructions for most houseplants but gives ideas of what and where different plants thrive. The pipe dream that was the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – the Iran deal – could not seem more distant.

But even knowledgeable houseplant owners still experience the majority of the mistakes detailed in this article from time to time. That poor once-green victim of your forgetfulness or your under-watering or your overwatering or whatever weird confluence of events? Water your plant as usual and you’ll see how any excess water escapes through the drainage holes at the bottom of your pot.

We first opened our doors back in 2019 with the intention to bring all things botanical to the lives of city dwellers. Follow the survival tips outlined in this book and you’ll be on your way to having your home brimming with green life. However this is still one of those random rare things that should only happen by accident, perhaps a one time overdose, for example, you didn't dilute the concentration and accidentally poured it into the soil neat. It's no secret that we've all become plant obsessed, but do we really understand how to look after them?

Now I have a small pot of cat grass inside and otherwise confine my gardening to outside, but I still love houseplants. Detailed spreads on popular and well-adapted indoor plants follow, with occasional lists ("Top 5 Plants for Your Bathroom"; "Top 5 Plants for Your Desk") featured throughout. This practical guide to raising indoor plants equips you with the know-how you need to care for your plants. I really like the illustrations of specific diseases and issues on every page of the plant reference section.This is your guide to every stage of plant parenting for beginners, from identifying exactly what's in the pot, to keeping it in check when it grows too well!

How much and how often to water depends not only on the type of plant but also on weather conditions outside and the temperature you keep your house. A good piece of advice I once heard is that your houseplant should be able to see the sky from where you've put it to grow. It’s also a very small and portable hardback, not like their other, really large books you may be familiar with. Survival tips for the horticulturally challenged How Not to Kill Your Houseplant is your guide to every stage of plant parenting for beginners, from identifying exactly what's in the pot, to helping it flourish and grow. Learn what balance to strike in the watering department by studying up on your plant and by familiarizing yourself with what healthy soil looks and feels like.You’ll know how much light to give them, how much heat and humidity they need, how often to water them, and even where to put them.

There are so many advantages to having indoor houseplants in your space including benefits to your wellbeing, adding colour and style to your home, regulating humidity levels and adding fresh oxygen to your surroundings. My nana told me to cut off the brown spots at the edges of the leaves, and it made a huge difference. Maybe you've stumbled on this page because you're convinced you have the classic black thumb that can be inherited, caught, or just plain cursed with and you're desperate to find the elusive cure? Everything you need to know about lighting for house plants, from natural to artificial lighting sources. I found thrips on one of my houseplants, really need to get rid otherwise it will spread to the other plants and they might die.

Turns out I was clueless about what plants need to survive, and the little care cards that come with your plant at Home Depot just aren't good enough. Our water in Tucson is extremely hard, so when I switched to Berkey filtered water for the leaves, the plants started to look much healthier. Over the last 20 years, Tom has successfully owned hundreds of houseplants and is always happy to share knowledge and lend his horticulture skills to those in need. This will be a handy reference book to keep around, but it was also enjoyable to flip through and read about each plant! According to the Garden Centre Association, sales of houseplants were up 29 per cent in 2021 on the previous year, and more than 50 per cent on 2019 figures.

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