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

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Bathrooms, cold rooms, at a desk, on a windowsill, or in a gloomy corner or hot suntrap—there are plants for every location to create your own indoor oasis. So, if you’ve made 2024 your year to become a great plant parent, our team of houseplant experts have pulled together their top five ways on how to help you care for your plants to ensure you keep them looking as beautiful and healthy as the day you bought them! The truth is that houseplant ownership isn't always plain sailing and things do go wrong, even if you have the best intentions.

However, for a book that dubs itself "Survival tips for the horticulturally challenged," it didn't get into quite enough detail at parts. Because if you do, then you’re going to end up killing these plants over and over again, and you’re going to consider yourself a ‘bad plant person,’ or someone who has a ‘brown thumb. Well, firstly the good news is that in general plants do want to live and do that quite well without a huge amount of effort from you. Assign your most sun-loving plants to your most generous windows, and don’t be afraid to relocate them from time to time to keep them nourished and happy. With care guides and information about all popular indoor plants, we're here to help get your houseplants thriving.If you wonder what the crispy bits at the leaf edges are, why the stalks are looking spindly, or why your plant looks brown even though you've watered it, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant will explain - and fix - your horticultural woes. Learn the basics of horticulture, from watering your plant to what kind of soil it should be placed in to how much light it needs every day to if a certain type of plant will thrive in your living space. As he handed me the spiky plant he told me that he had owned this particular one for five years and had never had any problems. While this information is available easily online these days I find it useful to have it in print format to flick through. Learn all the tips and tricks you need to become a proud plant parent - of more than 100 different plants (if you're up for it)!

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. And the right margin has pictures of 1 or 2 plants with very similar care, which therefore don’t need their own full-page explanation (for example: kentia palm, parlor palm and butterfly palm are all in the same page). Follow quick tips to understand what your plant does and doesn't like: how much light, water, food, heat, and humidity. Those who sign up for the subscription service receive a surprise plant, plus a ceramic pot every month or quarter (past picks include the air-purifying ZZ plant with waxy dark leaves).She is currently Commissioning Content Editor at Gardens Illustrated , having previously worked as a content producer at www. Spring is a great time to repot as it’s a natural growing season but be cautious of repotting in winter when most plants are in a state of dormancy. Also, some of the advice takes getting used to because it can sound contradictory, for example: yellow leaves on spider plants may mean that the soil around the roots is too dry, but it may also mean that it has root rot, which is caused by overwatering…?

Now I have a small pot of cat grass inside and otherwise confine my gardening to outside, but I still love houseplants. At last I've found something ( this book how not to kill house plants) the information is so valuable.

It’s also a very small and portable hardback, not like their other, really large books you may be familiar with. Whether you're a beginner or experienced gardener or looking for gardening tips, this is the complete guide on how to keep your garden in great condition year-round. This is a sweet little book with bite-sized bits of information on how to care for a variety of houseplants. If you're a repeat offender as you read through, try to spot which ones you're prone too and read up on our suggested articles to enhance your knowledge and skills. It's no secret that we've all become plant obsessed, but do we really understand how to look after them?

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