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How to Keep Your Houseplants From Dying

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houseplants Intro: Houseplants should thrive and be healthy and not shrivel and die. If your houseplants are shriveling and dying, here are some points to remember.

 

Step 1: Read and follow care instructions. Most houseplants come with a tag attached that contains basic instructions on how to care for it.

Step 2: Do more research. You can find more in-depth information on caring for houseplants by looking online, buying and keeping a houseplant reference book handy, or by visiting your local library and borrowing one when needed.

Step 3: Be careful of over and under watering your plants. These are both common reasons why plants die.

Step 4: Feed and fertilize your plants according to their needs. Use plant foods and fertilizers that are right for your plants.

Step 5: Make sure your plants have adequate lighting. Different plants have different lighting needs. Most houseplants you buy come with lighting guidelines and instructions.

Step 6: Re-pot your plants when necessary. As your plants grow you will need to re-pot them into bigger containers. Follow re-potting guidelines for your houseplants.

Step 7: Keep plants away from pets. Your playful pets can do damage to the plants and themselves, as some plants are poisonous to pets.

Step 9: Enlist help when needed. Sometimes in spite of all your research and care your plants may still do poorly. Maybe you know someone with a green thumb that might have the experience and knowledge to help you, or seek advice from your local florist.

Tip: If you are a novice houseplant buyer, you may want to get a plant that is easy to care for such as a cactus or a snake plant.

 






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carmen357 said:

carmen357
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Great article this will help many people know haow to take care thier plants. Many people have fake house plants even those die for them hahahhaha!
 
February 19, 2011
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paul said:

paul
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Thanks for the tips. I always struggle to keep all of my plants alive!
 
September 14, 2011
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Carl Benjamin said:

Carl Benjamin
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These are very good and clear instructions for keeping plants alive.
 
May 16, 2012
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