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

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

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

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Sunny spots, like a bright windowsill or even a conservatory, are great for cacti, succulents, such as aloe vera or a Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe).

Veronica Peerless' How Not to Kill Your Houseplant is the ultimate guide to growing plants indoors, featuring helpful growing tips for 119 houseplants. It not only has care instructions for most houseplants but gives ideas of what and where different plants thrive.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)! Really detailed and thorough book, with detailed tips on how to make sure every type of houseplant survives! This is a sweet little book with bite-sized bits of information on how to care for a variety of houseplants. Avoid this by standing plants on a saucer filled with pebbles and water, which will provide a nice, humid environment for them.

With a few simple tips and tricks, you can ensure that your houseplants stay healthy and happy for years to come. It’s also a very small and portable hardback, not like their other, really large books you may be familiar with.The book is well organized and clear and has lovely images that make reading and flipping through it absolutely delightful. Many plants don’t end up needing fertilizer, but it can make a difference in the overall health and growth of the plant.

How Not to Kill Your Houseplant is aimed towards newbies, but it also included tricks that were new to me, such as how to save an overwatered plant by wrapping its soil in newspaper. I believe the words " Cacti are impossible to kill" were even uttered as I happily took my new plant friend from him. Check out the tag to see how much sunlight and water they need and plan accordingly for the type of care that’s required. I would get more, but not sure which ones may poison my cat since he likes to chew on the leaves at times.We could be talking months or even years with leaves falling and very few new ones growing to get to the point it gives up on life. Bathrooms, cold rooms, at a desk, on a windowsill, in a gloomy corner or hot suntrap: there are plants for every location to create your own indoor oasis.

My lucky bamboo is never happier than when its roots are completely submerged in water, but that sort of treatment would kill my succulents! Too much can change the chemical makeup of the growing medium and cause serious problems for the plant. Place your plants in a shallow bowl of water and leave them for around 1-2 hours, allowing the plant to soak up the water it needs. Our fiddle leaf fig loves being in a large south-facing window, which receives hours of indirect sun. They also give houseplants a bad, and undeserved reputation by making them appear like dirty and unclean things, crawling with bugs or mites.Fortunately, there's also the internet, which can supplement the areas that I felt like this book was lacking in.

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