Tips for keeping plants alive

Plants are difficult to care for, some more than others, and if you are a beginner you should find a plant that does not require special care. To help you figure out which plant to buy and to prevent you from waking up in the middle of the night with your heart pounding while wondering if you should water your plant today, here are some tips for keeping plants alive .

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Beginners need beginner plants

Bringing home a plant is like bringing home a pet and you may need to make some adjustments. Space, lighting, and humidity are three crucial factors to consider when purchasing plants.

Sansevieria and epipremnum aureum don’t require constant attention, so they’re perfect to start with, so you won’t live in constant fear of “Did I kill her yet?” Another of the most common beginner mistakes is the urge to transplant a new plant right away. Tip: don’t do this as this could increase stress on the plant

Interpret the signals they give

  • Dark spots : indicate the presence of fungi, generally caused by excess moisture. Slugs, snails and insects must be fought, as they transmit fungal spores. To do this, apply antifungal agents that you can find in garden stores.
  • Discoloration : the lack of light causes the leaves to yellow and present brownish spots. Take them to the sun.
  • Rolled leaves : if the leaves are rolled, it is because you have exposed them to direct sun and the plants need shade.

Find a caregiver

If you are going away for more than a week, it is not a bad idea to have a friend who can visit your house to water your plants . And if you can’t find anyone, don’t despair, the thread trick always works well. Fill a bottle or jar with water and place it next to the plant. Put one end of a piece of absorbent string into the pot and the other into the bottle. In this way, the plant will collect the water it needs. If this is the first time you are going to do it, we suggest you try it a week in advance, to see if it really works for you or if you should apply another method to water your plants when you are on vacation .

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