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How to keep houseplants thriving
Start simple: If you’re new to keeping houseplants, choose something easy, “not anything flowering or tricky.” Snake plants, spider plants, and pothos, for example, can thrive under almost any conditions.
Take notes: Instead of guessing if you’re overwatering or underwatering, read the care instructions, create a watering schedule, and keep a small notebook to idiot-proof the process. Moisture meters help, too.
Find the right light: Not all sunlight is the same. Cacti and succulents require lots of direct light, but any plant requiring indirect sun will be scorched sitting on a windowsill. Also rotate the plants regularly to ensure they get the light they need.
Don’t give up: Plants are resilient, so don’t toss them just because they start looking a little yellow or droopy. Instead, prune to force new growth and wait out the plant’s awkward stage.
Source: The Washington Post